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Old 02-25-2012, 09:43 PM   #71
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Here is another shot in water my fish loves his new home
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:12 PM   #72
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Here is a pic of my rock ready to go in the tank
Looks awesome!
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:14 PM   #73
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I have just discovered why my rock was taking so long to cure!

I read on a thread that the container can build up a slimy coat that effects the ph. So I changed the container, and wouldn't you know, it's cured and may have been for a while. So I've now put it in some heated saltwater and will test it again in a day or two just to double check.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:26 PM   #74
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How did you get such great detail on your rocks? I am afraid that mine is just going to look like round balls lol
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:33 AM   #75
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You make your mold in the sand. A little wet. I used a rock to make diferent shapes. Then spred some lose sand over the mold to add texture. Then filed the molds little by little by hand. The mix has to be just wet enough to mix. (As dry as posible) almost looks like mud.
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That's pretty much what I did. I packed a lot of salt both in the bottom of the molds and on top before I covered it up. Hopefully it turns out well. I guess we will see Monday. Ill post pics as soon as it comes out of the sand
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:56 AM   #77
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Ok so made some rock it has been in water curing for about a month. I have not tested at all, I am not in any hurry. I think I will test tap water on Monday then see where it is at. I want to make it for my sump don't like the fake look for a DT (fake look of my rock not all DIY rock)
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