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Old 08-05-2011, 07:53 PM   #11
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Should be okay, they shouldn't need hours to cool. Just be careful, those suckers are gonna be hot!
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:23 PM   #12
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I would think so, just pour the water the rock was boiled in into the bucket. This would keep the rock's temperature from chaning too quickly. Just make sure the bucket will be able to handle the temperature of the hot water.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:33 PM   #13
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Caves? DONE.

Ok after a couple of days and tests the rocks seem to be good. I siliconed them together and heres how they turned out!





The big one is for my 32 gallon and the smaller one is for my 5.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:38 PM   #14
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Looks good ...I think the big one will add a nice touch ... you have two openings where I would think your fish could swim through.
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Thanks! i think the cichlids will claim it first haha i can picture this being my bolivian rams territory right out of the bag.
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Came across this thread a little late. When siliconing the rocks together throw a little sand on the exposed silicone then gently press it in thus hiding the silicone. Can still be done by adding a fresh layer and pressing sand into that. make sure you let the silicone cure for at least 24 hours before adding it to your tanks.
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:45 PM   #17
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Hasen't been 24Hrs yet but the silicone is dry. I don't know if i'm going to add a new layer with sand but i might go and get another small rock to hide the side that you can see silicone. It doesn't bother me that much though.
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Exclamation rocks

Some rocks are not good at all even if it be rocks from the ocean,they leak chemical and have harsh metal content,another tip to look for is the weight,u really don't want to split your tank by real heavy ones especially toward the middle.
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Thanks for the warning but the fish seem fine. If you want to see a picture of the tank click on the link of my 32G planted in my sig.
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