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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 05:25 PM
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Hello I was wondering where you got your rocks?
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they look like the same rocks you can get at petsmart or petco


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I got the rock at a local landscaper store and picked threw his rubble. A 5 gallon bucket cost me $5.
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Wow VB SUP. If I was trying for a little bit of containment you've got maximum lockdown. The 'scape, looks cool too. Thanks for the detailed process.

I have a quick favor to ask. Would you be able to post a picture of the actual silicone you bought? I looked for about 20 minutes in the caulk section and when I asked a HD associate for a silicone sealant for fully submersed applications they had no idea where to send me. Thank you much.
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post #20 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-10-2012, 12:20 AM
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GE Silicone I for windows and doors is one of the aquarium safe ones. The label says not underwater because they did not want to go to the expense of testing it.
Do not use kitchen and bath. That one may have mold inhibitors.

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Sorry, I'm on travel and didn't take and can't remember the brand of adhesive I bought. It was next to the Gorilla Glue at a local Home Depot. There are a lot of products with mold inhibitors so reading the fine print is important.
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Thanks Diana. I'm slightly frustrated as that is the exact caulk I had in my hands on multiple occasions, but the not for submersed use warning kept making me put it back. I was finally able to find the appropriate sealant and as VB SUP said, it was right next to the gorilla glue. For my HD it was in the paint section. Thanks for the help!
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I just use heavy weed barrier from the roll. It's black so it blends well . Cut in strips little longer than depth of substrate then pushed in with 1" putty knife. Trim the top when done. Let's soil chemistry blend and flow continue but stops runners. I've been using this method for about 12 years with success. Only thing is if you get a NBA out break it with stick to that stuff well. I sometimes like to tweak my scapes a bit. This can be slowly juggled out and moved later. To make a patch bigger smaller. In our angel tank we just pulled it up to reshape the glosso and hg because I wanted less pigmy chain. After 6 years it came out pretty easy putt a little dirt dust in the water for 5 min but much less than I was prepared to deal with. Hope this maybe helpfull.

This is our method for edging
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Auto spellchecker was on.... Bba..... Having the NBA in your tank would be a whole separate issue.lol
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Are there many other people dividing their substrate into 'plant bed' sections? I'm thinking I should have done this... My chain swords are already running rife through my UG carpet, and this tank has only been going for a month. With my next tank I think I'll be installing curved rows of acrylic strips which I'll shape with a blowtorch and silicone into place, and fill with sand so the top of the strip is just barely hidden.
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I'm gonna dig up this post too as I'm looking at the same thing. I was thinking about getting and cutting silicon mats (the food grade ones) but as they're supposed to be "antibacterial" I'm wondering if they're sprayed with something that could kill the good bacterias in my tank...
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