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Old 05-22-2010, 11:54 AM   #171
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hows the curing coming along? im still sitting at 8.8+ taking longer then i thought to cure. but could be cause i have alot of rock on my water suppy?
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:15 PM   #172
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Those are some nice looking rocks.
Yes the curing can take some time, more so if the water volume is small and that makes the leaching out of the lime allot slower. But you must admit it's fun and you can save a ton of money.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:33 PM   #173
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I am thinking about making my own rock for a FW tank, what would be the difference in the recipe?
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:40 PM   #174
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scan this site for DIY rock, read through the threads and most of your Q's will be answered.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:57 PM   #175
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You probably won't want a calcium base... I'm not sure what you would use.
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I'm sorry for being so Rudd. Thank you for your Service to this Country and Be safe. My major difference is in the filler used. I like Oyster shells and aragonite sand with motar cement. Others have use Oyster shells, sand and rock salt. Some people have used popcorn and the list goes on. The reason for this is to get the rock as porous as possible as well as being as light as possible. Standard 3,2,1 proportions in cement mixing is norally use. I hope this helps.
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I did a search and I didn't really come up with anywhere NEAR the information on this thread and it is really old. I figured I wouldn't want a calcium base but figured aragonite might still work, or maybe just normal aquarium gravel. Thanks for any help and sorry for cluttering the thread with non live rock questions.
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i dont see why you couldnt use the same stuff. i would definetly use white portland thou for fw cause you wont have the coralline algae to change the look of it.
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I am actually thinking the darker would look better and the "live rock" holes sound awesome because I would be able to more easily anchor java moss to it...or so is my postulation. I was thinking that crushed shells would cause problems with the water chemistry. Thanks for the help!

EDIT: Since I don't want to clutter this thread and couldn't find anything with the search I started my own thread. Here is the link if anyone has any more comments without cluttering this thread. Thank you all for the help so far!
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this has been a great read!!!! thanks to all that contributed

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