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Old 10-01-2011, 02:08 PM   #1
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Diy slates

Where can I find some light weight slate stones to make a cave or two. The slate in the river in my area is kinda flakey and I don't trust it in my tank. Would a landscaping store have some also light weight.
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Slate tiles are the easiest to work with and you may be able to pick up some that are broken or an open box to save a bit. Slate is flaky by nature.
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garden centre, almost all have them. im getting some tomorrow to do a diy cave. it might not be called slate, but it should look like large pieces of it. give it a good wash and get some defo aquarium safe silicone xx
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Lowe's or Home Depot in the garden centers. They sell slate as flagstones. Cheap and you can break the pieces into the sizes you need with a hammer and chisel. It would help if you can use a stone drill bit to drill small holes to guide the places you want it to break.
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Lowe's or Home Depot in the garden centers. They sell slate as flagstones. Cheap and you can break the pieces into the sizes you need with a hammer and chisel. It would help if you can use a stone drill bit to drill small holes to guide the places you want it to break.
Awesome info, exactly the info I wanted. The second I get paid I'm going straight to the depot. Thanks!
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