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Old 01-10-2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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Today I was iced in so I decided to finally build the slate caves I already preped for. The object is 12.5" tall 15" wide and 12" deep. It's made from slate and aquarium safe silicon.
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:26 PM   #2
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Looks awesome. Did you silicone it together?
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That looks sweet!
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:40 PM   #4
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Looks awesome. Did you silicone it together?
Yes I did with DAP 100% silicon aquarium safe (found at home depot or lowes).

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That looks sweet!
Thank you very much. It took a while to make.
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:42 PM   #5
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It definitely looks like it took a while. I didn't know you could find silicone at home depot and the like that's safe for aquariums. I've always gotten it from LFSs
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I love this! I am definitely going to try something similar for my 55g.
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It definitely looks like it took a while. I didn't know you could find silicone at home depot and the like that's safe for aquariums. I've always gotten it from LFSs
Yeah the response to you earlier was the type I used which became messy because the aluminum tube broke half way through but you can also use "GE 100% silicon I" so I've heard. The DAP silicon was actually $6 oppose to $10 or $12 for the ones at the LFS.

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I love this! I am definitely going to try something similar for my 55g.
Thank you they are fun to make actually. Although it may be due to my passion for Lego building as a kid. It took be back to those days haha.
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looks pretty cool, I did something like this with river rocks a while back which failed because I rushed it and they just didn't balance on eachother well. How did you stop them from sliding off eachother?
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looks pretty cool, I did something like this with river rocks a while back which failed because I rushed it and they just didn't balance on eachother well. How did you stop them from sliding off eachother?
I stacked them first to where it would balance by itself (in case the silicon became weak it wouldn't tumble on my fish). Then I picked each piece up one by one and glued them in their place. I did that one section at a time.
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were did you get the slate from? i've been looking for some scaping ideas and this is awesome! you did a fantastic job!
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