Large rocks on glass
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Aquascaping


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-09-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
howard
Algae Grower
 
howard's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: franklin, ohio
Posts: 74
Default

Large rocks on glass


When placing large rocks is it ok to put them on the glass or should i put aqua soil down first to protect the glass? Here's the scape the tank will be a cheap 29g tall. Im worried about the second rock from the the right side.
howard is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-09-2012, 09:46 PM   #2
Darkblade48
Moderator
 
Darkblade48's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Japan
Posts: 9,255
Default

I put some substrate down first, but I only work with nano aquariums.

If the rock is particularly large, you can use some egg crate to spread out the weight more evenly.
__________________
Anthony

A Primer to Pressurized CO2 and A Primer to Planted Tanks
Eheim Pimp #362 - Eheim 2213 x2, Eheim 2028, Eheim 2217, Eheim surface skimmer and Eheim autofeeder.
Victor Pimp #33 - HPT272-125-350-4M
Darkblade48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 07:04 PM   #3
howard
Algae Grower
 
howard's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: franklin, ohio
Posts: 74
Default

The egg crate doesn't sound bad. Maybe something plastic like a wall of a milk crate.
howard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 09:30 PM   #4
notyourwork
Newbie
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 4
Default

Styrofoam will also work to cushion the rock. Substrate works in most cases and for a 29g I feel would be fine. As you get into heavier rocks though you should consider padding.

Substrate is afterall just small rocks for the most part and sitting a big rock on top puts pressure and stress on points of the bottom of the tank where the substrate presses. This can lead to cracks and disaster.
notyourwork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 09:42 PM   #5
DanSanDiego
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Diego, Ca
Posts: 34
Default

When talking about egg crate I think people are talking about this :http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UJ7XB4be-jI
Which is plastic. Not a cardboard egg container.

The HD item is what I will be using when putting rock in my aquarium.
DanSanDiego is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 07:15 AM   #6
howard
Algae Grower
 
howard's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: franklin, ohio
Posts: 74
Default

Yeah i found it at homedepot.com as well, hoping lowes will have it in the lighting section.
howard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 03:08 PM   #7
Diana
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
Posts: 7,441
Default

The eggcrate/lighting product is a good way to go.
For smaller rocks (if I can place them with one hand) I just cushion with substrate. But if I have to use 2 hands to control the rock, some sort of protection is a very good idea. All that weight sitting on just a few points on the glass does not seem safe.
Diana is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012