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Old 03-08-2012, 03:06 PM   #21
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No tunnels all caves

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Old 03-08-2012, 03:10 PM   #22
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Same applies. Just keep in mind that you'll have to be able to apply cement inside the caves.
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Well thats good to know and its essential to do the caves or any background in cement right ??
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:18 PM   #24
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Well thats good to know and its essential to do the caves or any background in cement right ??
I'm not sure if its ok to have exposed polystyrene in your fish tank. It very well could be but you'd want to make sure.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:23 PM   #25
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Well I was always planning on doing the cement but I was wondering if people use something else or not
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:30 PM   #26
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Well I was always planning on doing the cement but I was wondering if people use something else or not
I wouldn't know what else to use, on polystyrene. You could use fiberglass but you'need something other thank polystyrene because I'm pretty sure that epoxy will melt it. You also won't get that grainy "rock look" with fiberglass.

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Here's what I got with SANDED GROUT. I applied it using my hands (with gloves). It has a nice "sand stone" like texture to it
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I know all this I didn't mean like I didn't want to use cement I was just asking
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:34 AM   #28
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Now it begins !!!
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:49 PM   #29
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Here's a rough idea of what I'm making still in te making but wanted to keep everyone updated !!!!
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That is going to look awesome
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:08 PM   #31
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You really like ??
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Very cool. Are you going to cement each piece individually and then stack them in your tank?
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I think I'm going to silicone te whole thing together than cement it allb
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I think I'm going to silicone te whole thing together than cement it allb
Cool. I just saw one before that was stacked like yours and was all cemented individual pieces.
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You think siliconing it together than cementing it will work though right and I figured out a way to. Keep it from floating and beagle to use it in a established tank
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You think siliconing it together than cementing it will work though right and I figured out a way to. Keep it from floating and beagle to use it in a established tank
It should work fine, considering you can fit it into your tank as one piece.
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No im telling you I figured out a way to do it !!! I'm going to silicone PVC pipe tp three sections of the rock formation than silicone slate under each of the PVC pipe sections to weigh the entire background down
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No im telling you I figured out a way to do it !!! I'm going to silicone PVC pipe tp three sections of the rock formation than silicone slate under each of the PVC pipe sections to weigh the entire background down
Fine. It just looks big to me...does it fit into your tank?
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It looks big but it's border of the stacks of the styrofoam are the dimensions which where it is going to go in my tank
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Here's a rough idea of what I'm making still in te making but wanted to keep everyone updated !!!!
kind of reminds me of the homes from the flintstones cartoon, not a critique just thinking out loud
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