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shift 01-30-2013 04:42 AM

Has anyone made a rope bridge?
 
I was think it would be cool to have a rope bridge spanning peaks/mountains in a take (planning a future scape). Has anyone done something like this? if so can you post a pic!

l8nite 01-30-2013 05:13 AM

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Classic-Orna.../dp/B002TV1KR0 ?

shift 01-30-2013 07:28 AM

That kind of idea but on a grander scale!

Something like this but with a big bridge

http://www.akvaristikaonline.com/Oct...IMG_795777.jpg
http://www.akvaristikaonline.com/Oct...allakeblue.jpg


Alternatively, a rock arch bridge would be cool. I'm guessing this is made from foam?
http://www.aquajournal.ru/files/0037_big.jpg

scbrooks87 01-30-2013 08:03 AM

Cant speak about the rope bridge but the rock arch bridge I could probably guess at pretty well from my saltwater days. That is probably real stone that has been epoxied together and even drilled and connected together with metal rods. Im sure it could be carved but id go for connecting rocks together if it were me, then filling any visible gaps with plants.

shift 01-30-2013 08:20 AM

So apoxy rocks together over foam "DIY" fake rocks.

Is there any rules around which rocks are aquarium safe or not? I read some where about the vinegar fizz test but that was the extent of it.

I want to do something extra cool once i get a bigger tank.. just need to figure out what exactly!

l8nite 01-30-2013 08:30 AM

Some rocks will alter your water parameters. The "acid test" (vinegar, muriatic, hydrochloric, whatever) lets you know if the rock will make your water harder (raises pH, contains CaCO3)

shift 01-30-2013 08:41 AM

Has anyone made a rope bridge?
 
Is there any other test I should be doing to see if a rock is "fit" for the tank?

I added two to a tank I'm cycling. Ill check the PH against another tank to see if there is any swings.

Sethjohnson30 01-30-2013 08:59 AM

Has anyone made a rope bridge?
 
I was thinking it would be pretty cool to make one out of toothpicks or Popsicle sticks and some twine.

After a month or two in the tank the wood will have a nice weathered look.

My only concern would be how to keep it from floating up.

scbrooks87 01-30-2013 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shift (Post 2395506)
Is there any other test I should be doing to see if a rock is "fit" for the tank?

I added two to a tank I'm cycling. Ill check the PH against another tank to see if there is any swings.

Aside from the acid test, not really. limestone is known to effect water hardness pretty significantly, so maybe watch out for limestone, otherwise most rock is likely to be pretty inert. When I went to the landscaping supply I brought a little 2oz spray bottle of vinegar and sprayed what I was looking at lol. Didnt even get funny looks.

shift 01-30-2013 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sethjohnson30 (Post 2395546)
I was thinking it would be pretty cool to make one out of toothpicks or Popsicle sticks and some twine.

After a month or two in the tank the wood will have a nice weathered look.

My only concern would be how to keep it from floating up.

I agree! you would have to some how weight the middle. or just have it pulled tight and straight..

scbrooks87 - rock hunting it is!

discgo 01-30-2013 03:44 PM

What about a model train bridge?

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/d...opeBridge2.jpg

antbug 01-30-2013 03:55 PM

I could see this being cool if you had moss on it. There was a thread about braiding rope and putting moss in between. When the moss grows out it would look like a moss bridge.

antbug 01-30-2013 03:57 PM

Found the thread. Too bad this user doesn't post anymore. Great ideas from this guy.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ight=rope+moss

shift 01-30-2013 04:08 PM

That is a cool idea, Could also be an excellent way to make "vines" for more of a jungle amazon theme


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