reef rock

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  1. luke mac

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    is sand rock a good rock to build your reef with??
     
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    Nice artical Niel H - very informative!!!
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thank you, i enjoyed writing it
     
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    thanks alot great artical:thumbup: it really helped alot:)
     
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    Great Article, don't know how I missed it earlier. Now for the tough question, what rock easily available in South Africa would make for good base rock?
     
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    i am woking on that Moz, when i know MASA will know
     
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    why dont you make your own. You can find out how here.


    www.garf.org
     
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    Because I'm lazy :p. I have being playing around with concrete rocks, haven't had much success though, can't seem to get the mix right.
     
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    OK i used to make rock many years ago. I used to get the calcium cattle feed and mix it with white cement and polystyrene balls. I used to take a polystyrene fish box and half full it with the dry cattle feed to make the molds. Just dampen the calcium slightly so that the mold holds it's shape then pour the mix into the mold. Once dry heat the rock up so that the polystyrene balls dissolve. You now have a concrete rock that is porous and made out of calcium/dolomite.

    Hope i remembered that correct as i last did it in the late 90's
     
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    Luke mac you can get base rock from most of the sponsors on the forum. Have seen this stuff some very nice shapes and sizes. It is a carib sea product and sponsors like Dorry Pets will ship to you and sure there are a couple of others
     
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