Nano tank Aquacscaping.

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  1. hotdog83

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    You can always drill holes and use a plastic coat hanger to skewer the rocks? Else try and find Steenvas 2 part putty, it works amazingly well on dry rock, and the rock will break before the putty breaks, built some scaping structures out of it in past, but needs 12 hours out of water to dry, so only useable on dry rock:

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    Just normal practleys putty on these. Allowed then 48 hours to dry.

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    Coral putty seems to melt away when you add to water so takes longer to dry
     
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    Looking good. Pratley putty works wonders. cyanoacrylate is safe to use but I don't think it is strong enough to hold rocks together but it will work for glueing corals to plugs and rocks
     
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    Alright I'll give this putty a try, where can I buy some?
     
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    And thanks for all the advice guys!:cheers2:
     
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    I have never used the liquid practleys nor do I know if it's reef safe. I have always just used the putty
     
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    I use the Pratley Steel, in the red box.
     
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    I think most of the putties that become completely hard on curing should be safe, it basically becomes inert once cured.
     
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    Agreed. Pratleys normal putty works fine for me
     
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    Just be careful using copious amounts of Pratley's sticking rocks together in the tank, my brother crashed his nano like that, I think it does release small amounts of ammonia when curing, but no issue if you use it on dry rock and let it cure first before adding to tank.
     
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    Nice !!!
     
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    Did you glue the rock sculpture to the bottom of the glass so you then put it in your tank with the glass?.Then you just put your substrate over the pane?
     
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    Not yet. I will have to move the fish and empty the tank pretty much. Will only introduce the new scape later on. Right now it's just sitting in RO curing after the acid bath and glueing.
     
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    It's in an looks great. Only one of the pieces chipped off as I was putting it into the tank. No live stock in the tank besides a snail and an GSP frag. :whistling:

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    Definitely going to pick your brain for ideas once I start scaping on my Nano. DT will be 40 L x 30 B x 40 H so I have to make use of space wisely. Want to keep LPS, softies and maybe 1 or 2 of the easier SPS with some shrimp a 6 line wrasse and maybe 2 different Gobies
     
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    I'm planing on doing a acid bath on some LR this week. How long did you leave it in the acid before neutralizing it with Bi-carb?
     
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    Sjoe bud can’t remember, maybe 3 days with the acid and 1.5/2 weeks in the RO to neutralize.
    Makes me miss my pico :oops:

    Good luck with yours bud :m16::m106:
     
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