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Old 06-05-2004, 09:09 PM   #1
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MAKE YOUR OWN LIVE ROCK????!!!!

i have heard about this but am not shure if it is true or not and if it is fill me in!!! thanks
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id call it base rock !! but yes ive made a few myself and its fun and easy !! ya want to use 1 part portland cement 3-4 parts sand/cc/shells/ect... i just used sand my self ! i added noodles as i made the rock and use sand to make diff openings thru out the piece !! after 24 hours place in a tub and change out the water everyday for 4-6 weeks till the ph stabilizes and noodles are gone then ya can put into your tank i know there is a link but cant find it right now
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Old 06-05-2004, 09:29 PM   #3
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please give it to me as soon as you get it that sounds fun and cheap!!! just they way i like things
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try garf.org
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Old 06-06-2004, 01:41 AM   #5
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Old 06-06-2004, 02:23 AM   #6
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http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaver...ementRock.html

theres another article on it too. I know GARF has one. If you do a search for it on yahoo or what ever you'll find a few more. HTH
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Duplicate posts. Topics merged.

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Can someone tell me if there is a quick and dirty way to get the rock to cure? I tried some when I first started buying LR and I soaked it for about 2 months in a 5 gal container while changing the water weekly or 2x a week. PH was still high (9.0+)so I put the rock in a dry, sealed container and gave up.

Well, I decided to try again with the same rocks and they seem to be leaching a bit less but leaching none the less. My tap water tests at 7.2 and the water after being in a week tests about 8.6-8.8. I dont have a PH or heater in the water with the agrocrete. I have read that vinegar helps but I believe one of the links above states different results.

Any ideas?
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Old 06-07-2004, 06:40 PM   #9
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Garf.org tried several different methods including adding vinegar to speed up the process and all seemed to yield the same result. The conclusion I read out of their production was the more water changes, the faster the process.

It's at the bottom of the page:
http://www.garf.org/news16p2.html#CURE

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