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Old 03-25-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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What do you guys think? This is my first time aquascaping. I wish I had a little more room to work with. The arch on the left is not as stable as I would like...the epoxy putty didn't hold at all. Any suggestions? The guy at Petland said that plain superglue works, but I'm scared to believe him. Any thoughts? Or anything you would change about this setup? TIA!



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I think it looks pretty good. What size is that? Almost looks like a 20 0r 29 gallon. Good luck with the tank.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:57 PM   #3
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I like it! Haha i used epoxy puddy from petco and it worked ok. I was able to make a nice arch. Remember to incude some natural caves and burrows for gobys if you get one

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How long has your tank been set up? Looks good!!!!
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:19 PM   #5
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Thank you! We began the cycle at the begining of january!
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:28 PM   #6
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I remember that thread. Looks good! I have mine in piles/mountains on the side and open in the middle with one rock sticking up. Its like the real ocean, very tight hiding places and open water. My fish love it. It does take getting used to tho. And I dont epoxy, I just stack.
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What do you guys think? This is my first time aquascaping. I wish I had a little more room to work with. The arch on the left is not as stable as I would like...the epoxy putty didn't hold at all. Any suggestions? The guy at Petland said that plain superglue works, but I'm scared to believe him. Any thoughts? Or anything you would change about this setup? TIA!



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You can use superglue. Just make sure it's cyanoacrylate based. It's a totally inert solvent. It's used all the time to mount and/or frag corals.

Epoxy should still be a much tighter bond than superglue. Maybe try a different epoxy brand?
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:10 AM   #8
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I think I'm gonna try to redo it. I will try superglue and maybe take out that piece on the right...not very natural looking. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:14 PM   #9
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Ok I redid it. I like this a lot better. I got way better bonding stuff from Marco Rocks. What do you guys think?



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I like the re-do better. Any plans on building it up?
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