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Old 04-18-2011, 04:17 PM   #1
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Im wondering if anyone could give me suggestions for a good epoxy to build rock structures for my FW aquarium? would silicone work or even be strong enough to hold it? i want to build an arch, wouldnt be much rock. maybe 5lb.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:49 PM   #2
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Hey everyone

Im wondering if anyone could give me suggestions for a good epoxy to build rock structures for my FW aquarium? would silicone work or even be strong enough to hold it? i want to build an arch, wouldnt be much rock. maybe 5lb.
Are you thinking epoxy to glue rocks together? I'd be leery of anything that can leech into the water column. Aqua safe silicone would work and if the rocks have a rough surface, a fair amount on each joint should hold pretty good IME.

Here's a background thread, but IMO many of the materials could be used for your rock structures.

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I recently did something similar using aquarium silicone. Worked really well just double check the joints when ever u remove it from the tank as to never drop half.
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Thanks, i suppose i will use silicone first, see how it holds and if necissary go to concrete.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:29 PM   #5
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Probably a better choice than having something bad happen.

The only other thing I can suggest is, pics please (build threads are great too) .
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