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Old 12-21-2011, 06:00 PM   #501
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Hi i am sure some one on here will soon come up with the answer for you In my old marine tanks i simply 'stacked' up the rock,it looked OK, but always felt it could have looked better We also used to use a rock called tuffa rock. Basically an inert rock{not live rock}this could be sawn to shape,a messy but fun job,just don't do it in doors This is what maybe is now called 'base rock'? Plus its allot cheaper than live rock,but its a very 'white' rock so can look quite bright unless hidden
Ya, i might just go with alot of base and a little bit of live

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Hi i am sure some one on here will soon come up with the answer for you In my old marine tanks i simply 'stacked' up the rock,it looked OK, but always felt it could have looked better We also used to use a rock called tuffa rock. Basically an inert rock{not live rock}this could be sawn to shape,a messy but fun job,just don't do it in doors This is what maybe is now called 'base rock'? Plus its allot cheaper than live rock,but its a very 'white' rock so can look quite bright unless hidden
I've used tufa rock but it looked soo artificial in my tank.
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Hmm, i see. Thats quite the job though..i found an aquarium glue before, but forgot the name
Holdfast is a type of putty petco carries which will work.
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I've used tufa rock but it looked soo artificial in my tank.
Is that real coral?? I agree
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Ohh...that is an awesome idea!!!! Putty? Is there a special adhesive we need?

We want to make a big mound on the left, and an island on the right with an overhang connecting the two. Possible with glue?

EDIT: could i do the same but with all live rock?
You could use silicone or putty (preferably silicone) to hold everything together. I don't think it'll work with live rock since it's wet and the silicone or putty won't stick.
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Is that real coral?? I agree
Nope it's an artificial coral insert
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Nope it's an artificial coral insert
I thought so..so do you recommend 99% base and glueing it all, and a little live?

Ibrahim-do you QT?
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I have some of the petco putty. It is an epoxy, real neat stuff. It has a very difficult time sticking to LR that is already in your tank due to it already being wet. I was able to get my one mushroom on one, due to it only being a polyp, but my colt coral was to large and waved around to actually stick. I'm going to get a gel for him as it would be much easier.
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I have some of the petco putty. It is an epoxy, real neat stuff. It has a very difficult time sticking to LR that is already in your tank due to it already being wet. I was able to get my one mushroom on one, due to it only being a polyp, but my colt coral was to large and waved around to actually stick. I'm going to get a gel for him as it would be much easier.
Lol thats what I do too. Super glue gel works real well.
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hey guys how'a your build going, any pics?
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I thought so..so do you recommend 99% base and glueing it all, and a little live?

Ibrahim-do you QT?
That's what I did and I like the look alot. Maybe 30lbs base and 2lbs live. Believe it or not I don't QT. I tried it before but the fish died in QT. I've only had one or two sick fish in my almost 3 years of SW. And that was a Blue tang. Here's an example for what I did for my 5g before I upgraded. I left a space on the left for the live rock.
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hey guys how'a your build going, any pics?
Haha the build has stayed te same! We are waiting for christmas, then we will officially start to cycle! Haha its ok because we know the stock for sure and have had time to think out many decisions!
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That's what I did and I like the look alot. Maybe 30lbs base and 2lbs live. Believe it or not I don't QT. I tried it before but the fish died in QT. I've only had one or two sick fish in my almost 3 years of SW. And that was a Blue tang. Here's an example for what I did for my 5g before I upgraded. I left a space on the left for the live rock.
This is a very good idea! I like it
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That's what I did and I like the look alot. Maybe 30lbs base and 2lbs live. Believe it or not I don't QT. I tried it before but the fish died in QT. I've only had one or two sick fish in my almost 3 years of SW. And that was a Blue tang. Here's an example for what I did for my 5g before I upgraded. I left a space on the left for the live rock.
Lovin it man, looks great.
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This is a very good idea! I like it
Thanks, and also remember to measure the structure before you silicone or putty it.
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Lol ya man wev been at a standstill...cash is hard to come by when your young. Thats okay! We will be starting it up after christmas!!!
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I would use live rock, as live rock is your main filtration and if you don't have live rock there isn't very much in the way of live rock.

Also liverock looks much better.

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I would use live rock, as live rock is your main filtration and if you don't have live rock there isn't very much in the way of live rock.

Also liverock looks much better.

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It depends on what kind of liverock a person gets. Usually the rock is expensive when it's covered in Coraline. IMO I like the bright white color of the base rock and It will still be a source of filtration. That's what I was told when I first joined this hobby and I ended up paying a crap load for 75lbs or liverock. I wish I went base but I didn't. But my 75g has baserock in it and I couldn't be happier with it. Just my 2 cents
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I've been told base rock is useless because It doesn't filter the water very much

Yes it can be more expensive, but you get what you pay for with most things
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I've been told base rock is useless because It doesn't filter the water very much

Yes it can be more expensive, but you get what you pay for with most things
Sorry to say you've been misinformed. There are dozens of people who used baserock and haven't had any problems. I being one of them.
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