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Old 08-17-2008, 09:51 AM   #1
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Splitting a big ugly rock


We have a gorgeous hairy mushroom that we have had from the get go, but the rock it is on is big and ugly with some little mushrooms that never really seemed to go anywhere.

Should I use a big chisel and try and split it?

Also, will it hurt the hairy mushroom to be out of the water for a couple of minutes?
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:15 AM   #2
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Hammer and a chisel will work very well, and the mushroom will be fine during the time it takes to break the rock. The rock should be porous so it is not as hard to break as you might think.

I would wear some type of eye protection when you do this just to be on the safe side.
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:44 AM   #3
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I usually don't even use a chisel, just whack it with a hammer, but you never know where it's going to break in that case. The mushroom should be fine for a couple minutes.
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:47 AM   #4
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Alrighty I went to HD and got a mason's chisel that is 2" wide and they had a 3 lb Fat Max hammer on clearance which is probably overkill but hey I might decide to do some masonry work at Noob Manor someday.

Thanks for the tips..just a little scary the first time doing this.
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Old 08-17-2008, 12:22 PM   #5
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That hammer is definitely overkill unless your plan is to totally pulverize the rock into tiny pieces of rubble.
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Old 08-17-2008, 12:25 PM   #6
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I think the hammer and chisel is the right tools for the job
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:09 PM   #7
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That hammer is definitely overkill unless your plan is to totally pulverize the rock into tiny pieces of rubble.
Well I am not going to hit it as hard as I can...but it is nice knowing I can pulverize it if I want to.

I'll take pics of this and my smoker grill pan mod this afternoon.
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Now you are starting to make me worry.

Do let us know how it goes when you "tap" the rock.
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Old 08-17-2008, 03:31 PM   #9
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We happen to have a resident surgeon handy, so I handed her the hammer and chisel.

It came out perfect.

Breaking The Rock 001
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Old 08-17-2008, 04:17 PM   #10
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Glad to heat it Perry.

I was expecting a much bigger rock for some reason.
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We have a 28g nano. Proportionally it was a big old rock.
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Old 08-17-2008, 05:51 PM   #12
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Glad to heat it Perry.

I was expecting a much bigger rock for some reason.
I was expecting much bigger as well. Wait until you see the size of the rocks that are going into the 34g!
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Then it is true that everything is realtive.
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I was expecting much bigger as well. Wait until you see the size of the rocks that are going into the 34g!
Our warehouse guy has an extra one of those belts you may want to wear when you aquascape.

The hairy mushroom survived it all and has a nice little frag that goes on the main aquascaping now.
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