Aquascaping: How sturdy must the rockwork be?

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  1. Matt

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    Well I keep changing my aquascaping, really annoying wish my rocks were more like lego :p

    Anyway, I think i've found a setup I like, Everything is nicely balanced and won't fall over (unless I tip it with my hand). Would this be cool?
     
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    Make sure you glue to together if there is a chance of falling and damaging the tank.

    Use prattley putty
     
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    Matt hermits are a lot stronger than they look, if it sits nicely and bumbing a few times with your hand doesnt dislodge it you should be fine
     
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    I don't think it'd fall over... I'm just hesitant about glueing them together then not liking the layout! :blushing:
     
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    Big hermits can be rather strong and disruptive, however none of my rocks are glued together, they are simply placed on top of each other, I do as Kanga does, give the rocks a couple of good solid knocks, if it doesn't fall it should be fine.
     
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    Hi Matt - same here my rocks are NONE glued! Bit of a bugger when cleaning the tank on the inside and then accidentally bumping a rock - BUT never had trouble...
     
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    only glue when you require some weird shape or large caves where you know a huge rock is going to hit your tank if it fell.
     

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