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post #11 of 19 Old 09-28-2006, 07:20 PM
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:D Thanks Kate, I was wondering when you planned on adding it here.

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post #12 of 19 Old 09-29-2006, 04:01 AM Thread Starter
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I have a question. How do you silicone the rocks together with out holding them in one spot for like 5 hours? Because if you just silicone one and stick one together it wont just stay like that...Or am I wrong? I would like to make one for my fish tank...

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Nick, I thought that might be a problem when I started but here's what I did.

I made sure I had a whole load of rocks before starting of all shapes and sizes, and made sure that the two surfuces of each rock I was sticking together had relatively flat edges, used quite a lot of sealant and then left them on a hard surface to dry.

My parents now have a large crater in their back garden where all the rocks used to be, but I have pointed out that this will be a good starting point if they ever decide to put a pool in

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post #13 of 19 Old 09-29-2006, 05:09 PM
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i like your rock formation :)
is aquarium sealer expensive ?
great idea putting the plants in too,breaks it up a little,
looks like they have always been there.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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its like 2.00 or 3.00 us money
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thanks :)
that's not a bad price,i may invest in some
when i come back.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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Hi Lainey, not it's not expensive. I got mine from eBay for a couple of pounds :D

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post #17 of 19 Old 09-29-2006, 05:22 PM
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thanks.
Ebay why didn't i think of that.?lol

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
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thanks.
Ebay why didn't i think of that.?lol
Never forget eBay!! 8)

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post #19 of 19 Old 10-23-2006, 03:40 PM
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I like your idea, thank you for sharing! My big aquarium needs more decorations, that is for sure, and I would love to go with rocks, but everytime I go to the store to choose some, i just stand there, not knowing what to choose and how to arrange them in the tank.

You know what the definition of hobby is: something of interest that is going to cost you lots of money!
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