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  1. Marine Depot
    Tips & Tricks for Creating an Amazing Aquascape Today we'll discuss the rule of thirds, less being more when it comes to how much rock to use, and share ways to plan your aquascape outside your tank to ensure it's both beautiful and functional for livestock and equipment.
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hello! My 125G came with all of the plumbing done by LFS. The return looks like vacuum hose glued into a bulkhead in the sump. The bulkhead is also about 3-5 inches above the water line, causing it to make plenty of noise. Pictures: I'm thinking about re-plumbing the system while doing a...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone had good results using JB water weld. the epoxy was not sticking on my rocks, at all. my rocks were a bit moist, but according to the packaging, this thing is suppose to work even underwater... any suggestions?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Should I switch off my skimmer during Aquascaping using epoxy putty? Will it break my skimmer if I decided to leave it on when Aquascaping?
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Can I use gorilla glue to glue my rocks together for my scape or should I use a reef epoxy? Thanks
  6. Marine Depot
    Joe finds some fresh ways of using Two Little Fishies AquaStik epoxy putty, including building barriers to prevent corals from growing over each other and constructing a bonsai column in his reef tank. > READ > Two Little Fishies AquaStik Epoxy Putty: Versatile and Easy To Use... Have you...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I am trying to figure out how to get from where I am to a finished tank. Where I am - moving my tank to a new house. I have the tank up and the plumbing almost done. I have had the live rock from the old setup in two rubbermaid trash cans with heater and powerhead for about 2 weeks now. Where...
  8. DIY Forum
    Has anyone tried either of these to fishing the inside and/ot outside of their tank cabinets, If so how did it turn out?
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    Has anyone used this product? I want to attach a coral to a rock and have had this for a while and finally have a use for it. Whats the process... will it harden under water after I knead it and stick the coral to the rock?
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Whats the best option for gluing base rock? So far it seems Gorilla Glue wins because of its expanding factor. 2 part epoxy seems like the runner up since its strong but it doesn't expand. Any other better options? Keep in mind I'm gluing base rock (not live) so I'll have plenty of time for curing.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all! I'm working on a DIY Rock formation using rock and foam to seal in between. I need a epoxy glue that I can use to spread over the cured foam and glue sand on it to make it look more natural. Any help/advice on what epoxy glue is good? Thanks!
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I tried searching the interwebs looking for aquastik removal and so far I've been unable to find any information. I have a frogspawn frag that, when I placed it with aquastik, was far from my pulsing xenia. However in the last few weeks my xenia has almost doubled in size. I'm not quite ready...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Picked this up from Home Depot Sika® AnchorFix®-2 ? The tube is used with a caulking gun, it is a 2 part and mixes with the supplied nozzles. Stuff is rock hard in 5 or so minutes. Just want to know if is going to be toxic after it is fully cured. There is information for each of the 2 parts on...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    jb water weld or loctite marine epoxy? i bought 3 tubes of the loctite before i noticed it says not for aquarium use. anyone with experience with either/both? thanks
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I've been searching around, but can't really find a good answer, just wondering what I can use to glue/epoxy my rocks together while they are underwater or should I take them out and dry them off to build my scape? Currently they are just "cooking" in the tank with no livestock and I'm not...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    So I am slowly getting my first tank setup with much help from everyone on this forum. I am going very slow and reading TONS along the way. :read: So far I have built my own sump and fabricated my own metal stand. I am also slowly buying equipment as the funds become available...pump, skimmer...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone use epoxy with Polymercaptan in it that was harmful to their fish? After searching some say if it is cured its ok, but wanted to check here. Anyone know? I searched TRT for polymercaptan and the seach came back with nothing. -D
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    I'm looking for a good safe and stable way of attaching my corals to my lr..the instant ocean stuff I got from my lfs doesn't work well at all.. a little too close when cleaning or an eager snail can send my beloved critters tumbling.. :( any thoughts?
  19. DIY Forum
    I woke up to a big surprise this morning.... My refugium/sump has 4 chambers. The first is the input with mechanical media for filtering large particles, the second chamber is for the protien skimmer and heater. Chamber 3 is the refugium and the fourth chamber is the return. All my baffles...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Guys, So I bought 2 yellow gorgonians about 3 or 4 days ago. one of them does great and fully opens polyps every night. The other has never opened the first polyp. It looks like they come to the surface but they never extend fully. I have a sneaking suspicion that it doesnt like the flow...
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