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Old 09-20-2011, 06:29 PM   #21
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Looks very nice, great combination between the plants and the hardscape.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:34 PM   #22
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That's awesome!!! I might do something like that for my pair of convicts. It looks way cheaper than a similar one at my lfs
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:47 PM   #23
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Total cost of slate and silicone about £10 and I have loads of slate and about a third of a tube of silicone left. Gunna start someting for my other tanks soon
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:30 PM   #24
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thats incredible! stunning design and the whole big structure for a tenner!! can u use any slate or a specific treated type?
and omg well done! thank you so much for showing us HOW u made it x x
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I used blue mountain slate (thats what it says on the bag anyway) but any landscape/chipped slate would work as its not treated with any chems. I read somewhere that slate used for roofs can sometimes be treated with chemicals that are toxic. Give this stuff a miss unless your sure its untreated. Hope this thread has helped you out
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defo!! so any regular garden slate?
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:44 PM   #27
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Thank u for sharing defiance very nice tips and hidey hole cave is awesome. If you can pump em out and have the time for it, start selling em on here lol.
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Yep just give it a clean, boil it up to kill any nasties in there and your good to go
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:51 PM   #29
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thanks! and Rozdab is right, you could make a killing :L
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:51 PM   #30
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Thanx rozdab. I'm happy with it for a 1st attempt. It wasn't exactly what I had in mind when I started but I think it turned out ok.
One last tip that a friend passed to me.
When building, once you pick up a piece of slate, use it
It stops the structure from looking too uniform like a brick wall.
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