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Trouble stacking rock

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Trouble stacking rock

Postby Getthejist » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:04 pm

Hey guys this is a quick question but do you need epoxy for stacking live rock because mine doesn't seem to want to stay and I'm scared it'll fall and break the glass. I've got approx 55 kgs to put in my tank and would appreciate some advice on putting it in :-): (tank journal will be posted once I get this rock in :D )
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Re: Trouble stacking rock

Postby superdart » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:34 pm

Milliput under the rock to stop it slipping and for your fish to hide under and to stick the top sections together.
If it has fin's and swim's I'm interested in it....
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Re: Trouble stacking rock

Postby Mick » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:24 pm

As above, make sure its aquatic milliput though
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Re: Trouble stacking rock

Postby Getthejist » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:48 pm

Well I haven't had time to get any milliput yet but I have attempted to place the rock and all of it is in now but I will most likely rearrange it seeing as there aren't that many open spaces within the rock. Could I possibly see pictures of some rockwork from any of you guys.
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Re: Trouble stacking rock

Postby Mick » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:18 pm

It is better to have some caves, gaps etc. as this increases the surface area of the rock thus increasing the power of the filtration.

I'll see if I can dig some old pics out to give you some idea.
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Re: Trouble stacking rock

Postby Getthejist » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:20 pm

Well I managed to get my hands on some milliput today (definitely aquatic) and I'll attempt to rearrange my rockwork.Also how much rock would you recommend for a 400l tank? I currently have 22kgs of fiji rock 10 kgs of regular live rock and about 20-25kgs of base rock.
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Re: Trouble stacking rock

Postby malakye » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:29 pm

Have a look through some of the saltwater sections you will find pictures of how NEC had his tank set up, my own and several others, hopefully it will give you some ideas. Looking forward to seeing your tank journal and its progress.
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Re: Trouble stacking rock

Postby Mick » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:41 pm

1kg per 2 gallons so you would require about 45 kg to sustain the tank
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