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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-05-2020, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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Would I be able to get plants to cover those areas? I can't seem to get any more rock to stick.. been at it for hours lol a tad frustrated

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Or would it be ok to build up the rocks without glueing them? I have tried hot glue gun and gel super glue and they just aren't sticking together.. but I stacked them without glue on the areas I was trying to cover the mesh areas with..
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-05-2020, 11:43 AM
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Gluing rocks together with superglue is a real pita. There are techniques to do it using cigarette filters of all things. I've tried replicating that technique with other things that didn't require me to buy new supplies with limited success. Frankly at this point I have simply sworn off gluing rocks together.

You can definitely pile rocks up without gluing them. The original purpose of this if I remember is to cover up a gap so you don't need to pile substrate under it. If I were you, I would consider starting to play with the sand at this point. You may need to remove it from the tank several times so better would be to play with it out of the tank and in a box (possibly outside incase of leaks). That will give you the best way of seeing whether this is going to work.

If it doesn't work, consider alternative methods. One thing to consider is dumping the egg crate all together. Then use lava rock in a pile to create the height you need. You can store the lava rock inside mesh bags so they "stay togther" a bit. Then place your hardscape stones on top of the mesh bag and dump sand over everything. That way you don't need to mess around with glue etc.

Just some thoughts. The most important thing is that you are happy with how it looks.
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