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The rocks are just sitting there. . .

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I have a 65 lb order from HI Rocks just sitting in my office, mocking me. I had originally planned to make my base rock LR by putting it in a rubbermaid container with some aeration and current and seed it wit LR to create some decent rock for my reef tank.

Then I got to thinking. . .:eek: (I know, I know. . . I SHOULD know better than that!) I got to thinking that when I set up my new reef tank, I want to do something different-- maybe even a little silly-- I want to create "an artists rendition of the Lost City of Atlantis."

I want to fashion temples and building ruins instead a "natural rock wall," but I don't want to use any pre-made decorations, as that would be pointless in a reef. It seems to me that I could use the base rock I already have to do this. My only concern (right now) is whether or not using a drill or chisel, for that matter to shape my rocks will contaminate them.

I was thinking that if I could drill (or punch a hole) through the center of several rocks and attach them epoxy and stiff placstic tubing then recreating pillars and rubble would be fairly simple, but would your standard tools make these rocks unsafe in a reef environment?? :confused:

If so, I guess that that tank was destined to be FO, course being able to incorpoate shrooms, corals,and such would be better!!
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after seeing that photo of whatever lfs had the big atlantis looking structure, i was thinking the same for my tank. but i'm not so patient to cut and drill and chisel rock.

my idea was to buy something premade at the lfs, and then coat it with aragocrete, to give it a real rock finish, rather than paint. and my hope is that corraline would take to it better.

good luck mama! let us know how hard it is..
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