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five.five-six
09/02/2017, 02:44 PM
I plan on filling my tank this weekend and I forgot to order reef cement. Any ideas on what I can use that's avalable locally? I was thinking of useing a bondo like material I have that's made for patching boat hulls. It's a polyester resin with ground up fiberglass in it to make it thicker.

homer1475
09/02/2017, 03:40 PM
What are you trying to do? Epoxy rocks together?

JB Water weld is widely used and is available at lowes or HD. I use it to epoxy corals to my rocks.

der_wille_zur_macht
09/02/2017, 04:09 PM
Water weld epoxy putty and super glue gel

Maggie321
09/02/2017, 08:06 PM
Super glue gel worked best for me. And it's clearish so it doesn't matter what color your rock is. I got like a 12 pack if the tiny tubes from harbor freight.

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Sk8r
09/02/2017, 08:35 PM
I don't use any of the above except to make 2 small rocks into a shape I want. Right now, I haven't got anything glued, just stacked, which means I can rearrange at need.

five.five-six
09/02/2017, 08:40 PM
I ended up driveing to the LFS and getting aquastick, thanks for the ideas. http://reefcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=379012&stc=1&d=1504402796

Maggie321
09/02/2017, 10:16 PM
That doesn't look like much rock for a tank that size... are you going to add more?

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five.five-six
09/03/2017, 04:07 AM
About 30 more pounds, it's tough to build it high with a 18" wide peninsula.

I'll be emptying the 29BC you can kinda see on the right into it.

maelv
09/03/2017, 08:12 AM
Personally, love the open look and allows for them sticks to grow out wildly. You can always throw some additional rocks/biological filtration in the sump and keep this clean look.

Looks great by the way.

five.five-six
09/03/2017, 09:12 AM
Personally, love the open look and allows for them sticks to grow out wildly. You can always throw some additional rocks/biological filtration in the sump and keep this clean look.

Looks great by the way.
Thank you,

I have been growing live coral since the 90's (60 gal clear for life with 6500k corralife 175 DE + actenics back then) and I have never heard of anyone haveing biological troubles stemming from not enough rock.

My wife wants to be able to see through the tank (don't tell her I plan on growing some tall sticks).

RODI is filling at .5" per hr, should be full in 40 hrs

Check out my build thread. TOTM quality 6' SPS tank for under $1k? The 5.56 build thread; AKA a really bad idea (http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2647843)


Other side photo:

http://reefcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=379048&stc=1&d=1504447778

der_wille_zur_macht
09/03/2017, 09:53 AM
Personally, love the open look and allows for them sticks to grow out wildly. You can always throw some additional rocks/biological filtration in the sump and keep this clean look.

Looks great by the way.

I agree. The "pounds of rock per gallon" thing seems ridiculous to me, with no basis in fact. It's refreshing to occasionally see a wide open tank.