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post #1 of 4 Old 05-16-2012, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Question Hardscape building

Iv got some great looking volcanic rocks for my hardscape and need a fixing agent to hold them together as building a king of rock wall. What is the best product to use that ISNT silicone and available to get in the uk?

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-16-2012, 02:59 PM
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If the rocks are big enough one idea is to drill a hole through the whole stack of rocks and thread an acrylic rod through them. Stick the acrylic rod into a flat rock/tile so that the whole thing stands. (like the baby toy where you put plastic rings on top of each other over a plastic rod). They have used this method in the huge marine aquarium at penn state. This way you don't have to worry about leaching any chemicals in the water and the structure can be steady. You can get some cool overhangs and caves without any special efforts! Keep us posted!

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-16-2012, 03:58 PM
You can try epoxy, there are lots of aquarium safe epoxy's. Also, you might get more help if this was posted in the DIY section. If you want, I can move this thread there.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-21-2012, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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haha thanks for that! Its ok iv got it sorted now, used good old gravity and substrate

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