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Old 01-30-2013, 01:53 PM   #1
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Securing Live Rock

I went to my lfs this past weekend and noticed the rock inside a huge dt was stuck together with this black foam stuff... I thought it was a great thing to do. Any other thoughts. In planning on adding 100+ lbs to my tank and want to glue rocks together the same way. Does anyone know what product was used. (Black foam substance)
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:24 AM   #2
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I have seen things on bulk reef supply site and dr fosters to secure live rock.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:00 AM   #3
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I like the way it looks when you drill the rocks and glue PVC pipe in so you can make arches and crazy stuff.
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You can use Thorite to glue the rocks together.
http://www.thoroproducts.com/pdf_inf..._sellSheet.pdf

I have drilled rock before and used acrylic rods to stack them up on, then built off of that structure-


finished product-
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What can we use if Fish are already in the tank? I just went though my tank today and all my life rock tipped over and hit the glass. :-/ Nothing is wrong now, but I mostly have it secured by it's own weight.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:04 PM   #6
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I'm planning on building everything outside of tank then piecing it into the tank. I'll probably build 3-4 sections since I won't be able to build the whole piece and put it into the tank.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:19 AM   #7
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So I have 150lbs. Of rock that had been curing for 7 days. In planning in adding it to the dt this weekend. I want to glue the rock together. Do I take rock out of water and let it dry then begin to glue? Anyone with advice?
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Was this live rock? Where did you get it from? have you tested the water it's in?
I would have constructed my structures first, then cured the rock. If you didn't have the ability to do this, you are definitely going to have to remove the rock to glue it. What glue are you planning on using?
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:23 PM   #9
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The rock was dead. It hadn't been in a tank for at least 3 months. It's curing at home now. I've done 3 w/c in 7 days. Perameters all look good. Salinity 1.021 and temp is 76-78. In using this stuff called reef rock glue. It's looks like the insulation foam. I picked it up from my lfs. Will it be ok if my rock sits out in sun and dries, then I glue it?
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Did you notice any spike in the water it was cycling in? If so, leaving it out in the sun to dry would probably create the need for it to be recycled again.
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