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Old 04-30-2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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funny story

i went to lowes to buy some rocks to put in my 40g then went to lfs to get some silicone sealant to make a corner structure for my fish. when glue the rocks together i noticed that it was black in color, no biggie; it should dry clear this morning it still black. looked at the package for the sealant it says ,"3oz black" why the hell would a lfs sell black aquarium sealant. LOL and yes i did test the rocks b4 putting the in the tank and boiled them too. so there is 2 bucks down the drain.
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Old 04-30-2005, 01:48 PM   #2
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nice The hood on my aquarium had the glass siliconed to the plastic with black sealant. The plastic is black so you can hardly see the silicone.
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lol. Sorry to hear about that zilla.

Make sure to take pics of the rocks when done.
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I have a black tank and all the seams are sealed with black sealant. Its actually pretty common.
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Old 04-30-2005, 09:08 PM   #5
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Re: funny story

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...and yes i did test the rocks b4 putting the in the tank...
Please forgive the n00b question, but what does "testing the rocks" mean?
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the vinegar test: get bubbles or fizzing not safe for your tank
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Old 05-01-2005, 12:19 AM   #7
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Old 05-01-2005, 09:31 PM   #8
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funny story (update pics)

the project is done! here is a pic!
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Old 05-01-2005, 11:24 PM   #9
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so . . . sea shells might well fiz in vinegar, are they safe in a freshwater tank?
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based on the vinegar test if it fizzes then it will up ph.
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that looks reaaally good zilla
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advice on making your own structure dont use clear if you use ick away or any other meds with color in them it will dye it.
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Nice lookin rocks!
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I've read you shouldn't use seashells in a FW tank.
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You can use seashells in a freshwater tank. It will increase your pH, but sometimes that's why people put them in the tank.
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how much will it up PH per piece.
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