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Hogfish
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When are rock lifts necessary? I just read a little bit about them in another post and was curious about them.
What can be used as a rock lift?
Does the whole rock's weight need to be dispersed?
If you have any information at all, can you please post!
 

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On the more elaborate end, you can build your own out of acrylic. THey are not that complicated and if you feel you might like to do a bit more DIY it is a good starter since most of it is submerged so if it is rough nobody will ever see it. ;)

Here was mine in my 40 breeder.


On the simpler end I have known people to simply drill a hole in the rock and jam the rod from one of those driveway markers into the hole. They had egg crate (light diffuser from home improvement store) under the sand so the rod would not slip.
 

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I think there is still a sticky in the DIY forum on building them.

I bought my sheet of acrylic locally (shipping is rough on a sheet due to dimensions). I got the rods online since they are a less common item. I also picked up the weld on 16 locally but you can find that online as well.
 
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