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Old 06-02-2004, 06:41 PM   #11
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Check http://www.sparklingfloorservice.com/tank/design.html
Look at the end of the first paragraph.
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Old 06-02-2004, 06:45 PM   #12
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I'm sorry if this is digressing from the original thread
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Old 06-02-2004, 08:01 PM   #13
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BillyZ, that does sound like a great idea, would you know what site you saw that on?
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Old 06-02-2004, 08:43 PM   #14
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It's on AA somewhere, I saw it too yesterday. heh

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edit: here it is. http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=24851
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Old 06-03-2004, 09:38 AM   #15
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I've seen that one and it is AWESOME, but is it good for Saltwater Aquariums?
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Old 06-03-2004, 01:44 PM   #16
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in response to the silicone, there is a very important sentance after he states he used silicone:
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The window is held in place using 100% silicone. I used a total of 14 tubes! Although silicone does not bond to acrylic very well, my tank is designed so that the silicone does not have to add any strength or support to the tank. It only acts as a gasket.
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I've been thinking about the Acrylic / Plexiglass thing. I wonder if you crazed the sheet with acetone or used 40 grit sandpaper and scored the heck of it if it would develop enough tooth to let the silicone make a stronger bond. Another option might be to drill a number of holes in the plexi and stretch a screen over it. Use some plastic zip ties through the holes to secure the screen to your sheet. I do not like the idea of drilling a whole bunch of holes because I think it would probably lead to cracking.

Just a couple of ideas...Not sure if they would work well enough though.
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gfishguy: I can't honestly say. The biggest concern with using cement based compounds for backgrounds is a serious shock to your Ph. If you look around on the GARF site (i think) there is a lengthy article in there about creating your own base rock with cement. They make it pretty clear that you HAVE to age the base rocks you make in fresh RO water for quite a long time to keep the rock from wreaking havoc in your tank. I would read all that you can on creating your own base rock. Then take what you learn from that reading, and apply it to forming a background for your SW tank.

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thanx BillyZ for your help
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