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Old 07-11-2011, 10:43 PM   #1
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Question Prepare slate and sandstone for FW?

I found a number of little projects folks here have made for habitat for their fish. I went and bought some slate and a few pieces of sandstone. I was wondering what I have to do, if anything, before I do my build and place it in a FW aquarium.
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:39 AM   #2
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Well it isn't great but not bad for a first try. Hopefully it looks better in the water.

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Old 07-12-2011, 01:55 AM   #3
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looks nice to me
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Sweet! I'm a total NewB, so to me, it's beasty.

I'm thinking about doing the same thing (buying some slate and such to make a little hideaway), but I wasn't sure what sort of adhesives are safe and inexpensive to use. What did you use?
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:02 AM   #5
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Thanks all. I used 100% silicon (clear not colored), as far as I can tell that is the only safe adhesive for aquariums.
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that looks great,now i want to do that for my 55
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:37 PM   #7
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Here it is in the water:

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Looks even better in the tank! .. brings some character to the corner.
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yeah I think it looks much better in the water, and you can't see the silicon normally but the camera flash made it show up. Pretty much all of the fish have checked it out but I get the feeling the honey gouramis are going to stake a claim on it.
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Doesn't sandstone raise the ph in water??
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