Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-05-2012, 11:23 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Mommaof4boys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 346
Blah!

I have come to the realization... I am absolutely no good at rockscaping! any tips?
__________________

__________________
*~*I am officially addicted*~*
Mommaof4boys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 11:26 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Khij159753's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Salem
Posts: 1,586
I try a few things. Start with the biggest piece and branch off that. Or just kinda drop in the rocks and shift them where they land. I find if you don't really try hard it will turn out good or at least give you a really good foundation where you can shift a few rocks and make it just what you want.
__________________

__________________
Khij159753 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 11:31 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Mommaof4boys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 346
I'm finding it a lot harder to find that "perfect spot" for the rocks since I'm trying to silicone (which is a pain in itself) them together... It's not working well...
__________________
*~*I am officially addicted*~*
Mommaof4boys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 11:32 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Andrew McFadden's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: johnstown, ohio
Posts: 7,919
When I do it I think the same think but my wife thinks it looks great. It takes me days to finally decide if I like it lol. Put them in then change it then change again and so on and so on. Your not alone
__________________
Andrew McFadden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 11:35 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Mommaof4boys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 346
How can I change them if I glue them together? Lol
__________________
*~*I am officially addicted*~*
Mommaof4boys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 11:37 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Khij159753's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Salem
Posts: 1,586
I'd start without glueing it. And glue it once you find a way you like.
__________________
Khij159753 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 11:38 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Andrew McFadden's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: johnstown, ohio
Posts: 7,919
Never done that before lol hit them with a hammer so they break apart
__________________
Andrew McFadden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 11:41 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Phranque's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Miamisburg, OH
Posts: 1,443
You're definitely not alone...... Mine's been up & running for a few months, and I'll still go in and move a rock or two around.
__________________
Phranque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 11:42 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Mommaof4boys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 346
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew McFadden
Never done that before lol hit them with a hammer so they break apart
Lol haha Then I believe I would have little bits of rock!
__________________
*~*I am officially addicted*~*
Mommaof4boys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 11:43 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Mommaof4boys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 346
I think I'm going to say forget the silicone.... I like the thought of them not falling but I don't like the idea of them being a pain to reposition!
__________________
*~*I am officially addicted*~*
Mommaof4boys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 11:45 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Phranque's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Miamisburg, OH
Posts: 1,443
I'd agree.... just set up the rocks where they naturally lock in together. I'm also guilty of hammering a few pieces that I wasn't happy with.
__________________
Phranque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 11:46 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Mommaof4boys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 346
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phranque
I'd agree.... just set up the rocks where they naturally lock in together. I'm also guilty of hammering a few pieces that I wasn't happy with.
Lol
__________________
*~*I am officially addicted*~*
Mommaof4boys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 11:53 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Andrew McFadden's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: johnstown, ohio
Posts: 7,919
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mommaof4boys

Lol haha Then I believe I would have little bits of rock!
I didn't say hit it with a sledgehammer lol just enough to break them loose. I've seen your rocks ain't they a nice size cause I really don't think you can hit it that hard to make them shatter.


See how easy it is to stack rocks


Lol
__________________
Andrew McFadden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 12:04 AM   #14
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Mommaof4boys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 346
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew McFadden

I didn't say hit it with a sledgehammer lol just enough to break them loose. I've seen your rocks ain't they a nice size cause I really don't think you can hit it that hard to make them shatter.

See how easy it is to stack rocks

Lol
You aren't funny Andrew! lol
__________________
*~*I am officially addicted*~*
Mommaof4boys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 07:57 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
abstract373's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: chicago
Posts: 360
What ive done was epoxy a few key peices and scape off those but most of my rocks are loose....you can stack them on a table pre hand and take a picture to give yourself an idea thats what ive done it helps
__________________

__________________
and just this 1 i promise
abstract373 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.