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Old 04-03-2018, 05:40 PM   #1
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Building Slate Shelters

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I recently purchased various sized slate pieces from an aquarium dealership and built up a shelter(s) in my freshwater tank which like my fish, I too am happy with.
However I was thinking for safety sake, I would much rather somehow stick the pieces together and wonder what the best ways of doing so would be.
Should I use a cement of sorts or even the seachem glue I use to stick moss etc to my driftwood?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:28 PM   #2
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I always just prop them up on bigger rocks and stack as I go.
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Old 04-04-2018, 03:02 AM   #3
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Thank you Angel Love that is what I do currently. However as some of my fish like the black red tail shark get bigger they tend to brush past these and I worry if it were to collapse and maybe injure others. Hence why I would like to build a larger permanent cave like structure.
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I would think if dry you could silicone the slates together.
I would just caulk the sides and top together so you can lift off and clean or see inside easy..
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Thank you and thanks too for the tip about leaving the top loose
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Ok butting in for a moment - I am hopelessly design challenged in hardscape & would LOVE some pics to perhaps get the brain moving in the right direction
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Old 04-06-2018, 10:17 AM   #7
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I know the feeling as I'm in the same club. I purchased my slate from these guys after seeing their FB page which has lots of ideas on designs - alas they don't stick them together - I guess I just need to get some more slate!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1255...23817/?fref=nf
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