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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I am new, I live in Hawaii where no live rock is sold and con not be imported. am I SOL, or is there a way to "grow" my own live rock?
  2. DIY Forum
    I read through the archives and the only places I found mention of trying to make your own rocks I saw comments about them being ugly. What has me thinking about trying to make my own are that I simply can't find rocks the right scale and dimensions to create the look that I want. The look that...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Thought I'd share and compare my sand bed husbandry techniques with you fine folks. Over the last 4 years my tank has evolved from a 29g to a 70T. I have done the BB, SSB & Plenum. And ran the gambit of substrates from ultra fine to crushed coral (even crushed oyster shell:arg::arg:). I...
  4. DIY Forum
    I am working on a 210g tank setup. It will cover a wall that is 11 feet long. I have welded up a frame from tubing that will be the main support for the stand. The stand will be 43 inches high, man; I really hate those commercial stands that you find yourself looking down into a tank because it...
  5. Atlanta Reef Club
    i know you guys are sick of me asking for base rock but i need more!! i got some good looking peices from pillz (THANKS) but i need more. also looking for sand sugar fine. thanks
  6. Atlanta Reef Club
    after installing my new sump i made a couple pounds of DIY base rock or as i like to call it BR ( bargain rock ) i used play sand and portland cement. mix some cement and added some sand. shaped it with my hands and put it in a bucket. looks great going to make a couple more pounds sunday and...
  7. DIY Forum
    I have been reading a few web sites about making DIY Live Rock. My question is in regards to the curing of the rock. I know what it means to cure "regular" LR, but how does that apply to man made LR? I thought to cure LR it means to set it aside for a few days in a seperate tank or container...
  8. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I was just wondering if anyone locally has tried making their own "Rock"? Here is a good thread on RC I've been following. They seem to be getting good results. http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=807988
  9. DIY Forum
    I was wondering if anybody has ever tried makeing some base rock with portland cement and crushed coral or crushed oyster shell. Im trying it now my ? is how long should i soak it in fresh water before its safe?
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Do cats drinking out of my water in my curing of agrocrete cause a pH rise? I try to keep them out of it, and even with salt in it they still try to drink it. I keep the pH down by changing out the water when the pH gets high. I know it is bad for them to drink it with a high pH, but I still...
  11. Atlanta Reef Club
    I plan to attempt to make some rock from Portland cement I/II and crushed oyster shell. Has anyone done this or have any suggestions? Thanks in advance. Jay
  12. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    Kids at school are starting to make LR. Would like to know what designs most people are looking for when purchasing. I plan on cooking the rocks for about a month and seeding them with coraline so that people would get a well established rock. The proceeds will help my school tanks run and...
  13. Atlanta Reef Club
    Would anyone be interested in perhaps trying to do a weekend workshop making homemade live/base rock? Just curious since I think I am going to attempt again with some different materials this time. Ray
  14. General Reef Discussion
    http://www.thelebos.com/ I found this site and have'nt tried it yet, but I might. Let me know if you've tried it or know anything about it. Thanks
  15. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    Ok, hopefully you all read the posts about JR getting my plumbing done for me... and today Scott (buck2) came over and we (well mostly he, ok, all he.... well, I did the sand....) got the thing running. It has sand, rock and is lookin gooood!! Can you believe it... I can't... but of course my...
  16. TCMAS
    Looking for 2 bags. Anyone have some laying around? Thanks
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all. I have a 20 gallon FOWLR tank that I've been running for about 5 months now. Some of you might remember all of the difficulty I had with isopods that I posted about awhile ago. I am in the process of deciding on a protein skimmer, and I had another thought. Should I switch from CC...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone know where to buy Plastic or concrete plugs used for Coral propagation?
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