Where to find shingle in Durban?

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  1. erratiC

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    Hey guys,

    I don't want to fork out R10k + for 60kgs of LR when I could be spending that money on vortechs or add to the kickass LED lighting fund sooo does anybody know where where can I find shingle, oyster grid or any reasonable alternative in Durbs so that I can put together some DIY rock?

    Muchas gracias!
     
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    I don't know where you can find shingles or oyster grid, but maybe you want to read thru this Link about DIY ROCK...they do mention about the shingles..
    You can use you'r own "filler"...most use Aragonite...some use Crushed Coral aslo....
    White pool cement....
    Coarse Salt...some say pool salt...
    The only "downside" to DIY Rock..you have to cure it for 6-8weeks...:p ..it would be so hard for me not to put it in the Tank...some of these shapes are lovely and it looks so real...:)
    MY DIY ROCK, Please give your comments! - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    Hope this Thread helps...
     
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  4. erratiC

    erratiC Thread Starter

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    Thanks Belinda - I'm using that exact thread as a reference :)
     
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    @erratiC all you need is play sand, white pool cement and pool rock salt. Thats it, its rather time consuming and quite a lot of work though
     
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    crushed coral

    Have about 10kg crushed coral (very porous - +-10mm pieces) for you if you are interested in mixing it in!
    pm me if you want it!
     
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    The original DIY rock info came from GARF. As did the propagation thing. Look this site over and go back into the archives. Yes as far back as the 9ties.

    garf.org home school live rock project
     
  8. erratiC

    erratiC Thread Starter

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    Nice one @Tremayn, hadn't thought of play sand - is the purpose of the shingle/play sand/aragonite just for added substance and a general "LR look" or does it have a specific purpose?

    Thanks @eric.f. I'll definitely take it! PM'ing you now! :whistling:

    Wow that's quite a cheezy site, very informative - thanks @Nemos Janitor!
     
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    Na, its just there to fill. Theres nothing wrong with play sand and if you use aragonite you rather just buy rock. The crappy part is doing all the water changes for the rock. I have like 15kg of diy rock in my tank and you cant tell the difference between it and LR
     
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    Sweet, going to Reggies this afternoon - thanks for your help.
     
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