Aqauscaping - A guide

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  1. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Hi guys

    so soon ill need to do my aqauscaping but now the problem is that to get the perfect aqauscape ill need to break pieces of rock and stick them together again.

    I know what to stick it together with, that will be aqaumend putty, normal pratleys putty or that new plastic stuff at builders, i have chosen aqaumend.

    My question tho is how to break the rock into the correct size pieces?

    Chisel, drill, grinder? what is the best way to go about doing this?
     
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  3. Trev

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    Dude if its good quality rock you should just have to drop it and it will break the lesser thw quality the more heavy handed you will need to be. I have use tile cemet to glue rocks together and IMO there is nothing better
     
  4. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    yeah but if you drop it, you get shapes you dont want.
     
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    use a grinder with a diamond blade - you can add some water while cutting aswell - You can also drill holes with a masonary drill bit close to each other and tap with a hammer to get it to break. The Grinder is probably gonna give you clean clinical cuts.
     
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    Yup I sometimes use an angle grinder with a ceramic blade. That is the blade one uses to cut granite and tiles.
     
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    Sure but you will get a surprise:slayer::slayer::slayer:. But jisslikit bud if you are going to cut out indevidual pieces just the way you wantthem this tank will take another 6 months to see water.................and we want to see water
     
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    Also don't forget to drill some holes and use cable ties to get some nice pinnacles overhangs etc...
     
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    When I constructed my anemone "mounting" pipe, I used a sharp chisel to break the rocks into the aproximate size pieces I wanted.
    This live rock is typically not very strong in my experience.
     
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    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    ok thanx guys ill be using a grinder as well as a chisel and hammer and drill to build that scape i want
     
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