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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey TRT! Hopefully this is not the wrong place for this thread. Today I was reading about Reel Reef Rock and noticed that they are stating that use a "Patent Pending Process" to manufacture their rock. Obviously I don't know what that patent actually protects, the product itself or just the...
  2. Diy Live Rock

    portland cement, oyster shell and/or carribean sand, a dash of perlite.
  3. DIY Forum
    After some research and planning for a couple of weeks I am going to build a rock lift made out of PVC to support my existing rock. This lift will be covered in DIY Live Rock, so you don't see any or very little PVC. I have built the structure of the PVC pipe. I haven't sealed it yet. I...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So I've been looking into starting a reef and I was wondering everyones thoughts on making your own live rock. I've seen formulas that I like the look of the outcome, but is it a suitable source of biological filtration? Also if I do go though with the diy live rock I was wondering what everyone...
  5. DIY Forum
    heres my 20 gallon tall reef tank diy overflow syphon and acrylic live rock rack. unfortunatly i dont have pice of the acrylic rack disassembled the acrylic arms are in 3 different langths and can be placed most anywhere on the support frame, this allows for freedom to move the rock and corals...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have been researching DIY live rock recipes. I like the idea of forming the rock how i want it to look. Most call for white portland cement, 100% crushed oyster shell, and rock salt. Ive also seen people say to use sand, crushed aragonite, or acrylic shavings instead of oyster shell. Ive...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I made home made live rock for a reef tank back in December. I have been doing weekly water changes (daily for the first month and a half) and the PH is still above 8.8. Well, I know it is at least 8.8 bc I am using a test kit that measures that high. Any idea on how to lower the PH to about...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    i made my own live rock out of white portland cement, oyster shells, and rock salt. its been curing in my bath tubs for about 2 months hand have about another month to go to be safe. has anyone had any luck with coraline growing on the DIY live rock? i put a small piece in a established test...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    3 parts crushed oystershells or Aragonite 2 parts coarse rock salt 1 portland white cement Damp playsand in a tub to mold $: around 4 weeks of daily water changes in a tub to cure. Once 0 salinity and proper ph is reached its done. Salinity Spike later down the road? I'm about to try this...
  10. DIY Forum
    So after getting all excited, then waiting 3 months to see if I was still as excited I've decided that I'm still that excited.. ( I know, pretty exciting huh?) I've started the first adventure, my 5 year old and I made our first run of DIY base rock tonight. 5 parts Crushed oyster shells, 1...
  11. DIY Forum
    I saw one member on a different website that used Stucco for his DIY live rock. I was wondering if anyone has tried this? What is the curing process like? I'd appreciate any help. Thank you.
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