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Ok so my friend the stonemason was kind enough to give me all the trimmings from the marble countertops he was cutting the other day

After a rigid cleaning they were all ready to place in the tank.
I didn't want to go all the way to the top because I wanted a shelf to put a few potted plants and a few other things. Also I decided to leave plenty of spaces and holes for placement of mosses and ferns and whatnot.

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Planting hasn't really begun yet. I have a few things here and there but nothing substantial. I thought about some fissideans for the wall as well as some star moss and java ferns in the little holes. But what else can I grow on stone?


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I used silicone in any shaky spots. I apply it and let it cure before inserting into the tank. Lol I used mighty putty to attach to the tank wall in select spots. Mainly around the top. There are larger pieces at the bottom for support.


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Actually I abandoned this project a while ago and went another route. Turns out it was taking up way too much volume in my tank.
 

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The way to get around the volume issue is to make a mold of the stack out of something light weight like fiberglass. It could even be hollow behind for planting. After some skilled painting and a few months of plant growth no one would be able to tell the difference. I used to make things like that (on a larger scale) for Disneyland out of fiberglass. Pretty much everything in those places is a fiberglass casting.
 

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Yeah but the whole point was that it was free. Lol. Or nearly free. I had no problems growing things on the stone.
 
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