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Old 01-16-2017, 02:49 AM   #1
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5 gallon fluval chi-weight question

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I have s 5 gallon fluval chi
It's probably just under a foot wide and over a foot tall

I have the whole bottom covered in river rock. I was wondering if it would be too much weight to add a rock wall to the back Using similar rocks. Like a piece of plexiglass and the aquarium safe silicone. I attached a photo of the current tank. Thank you. The picture came out sideways.
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:30 AM   #2
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What do you mean by rock wall?

Much would depend on what stand or table you have to hold it. I have had a Chi for a while, (at the moment I have two in storage too many tanks, too little time. )
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In the picture you can see the river rock at the bottom.
There varying sizes.
and I want to make a wall of those same type of rocks. Probably smaller and flatter though for the wall. And use aquarium silicon to glue them to a peice of plexi glass or something similar. It would then sit against the insid back wall.
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The closer picture I could find is this
But I'm not putting anything in between rocks which is why i want plexiglass to hold them. So there's no ugly background and it appears like the rocks are stacked in a way.
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Pic link didn't work, you can try again.

That sems completely reasonable, I had visions of cut halves of 3-4in river rocks, jutting out like ledges, thinking much more weight, lol.
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