Tank-Safe Materials...

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by Mrabkin, 2 May 2010.

  1. Mrabkin

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    So, i have looked and searched and pondered on how to decorate the up-and-coming tank...

    Want to do somthing combining live, and fake rocks, minimalist approach... But the question is:

    What materials are safe, or harmful to the tank?

    I have made many fishponds with a "fake rock" appearance using cement and various PVA paints. Will this approach work for me? Or will it kill everything?

    What about scaping with PU foam and chickenmesh and covering with cement?

    Ideas appreciated!
     
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  3. Annoying

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    Go to the link on my signature. It's my tank discusion and there I made rock with polystyrene but at the end with the mesh and poolcrete. The sement just has to run for 2 weeks or so in salt water (normal rock salt is fine) then you go.
     
  4. ESP

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    if i cement live rock 2gether do i just soak it for 2 weeks in saltwater and then add to DT?
     
  5. SIMS

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    use pratleys putty to "glue" Live Rock - it works well and can be put in the tank right away
     
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    In my opinion, pratleys only works well for smaller rocks. I'm also thinking of using cement to glue my bigger ones together

     
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    Hi SIMS is the quikset variety better?
     
  8. dallasg

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    ESP, just use the standard pratlets in the red and white box, 2 part putty mix
     
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