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Skysong
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PostPosted: 2003.03.31(Mon)14:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure you use tank safe paint, and it would be best if you put a layer of waterproofing material (IE aquarium silicone) over the object in question to prevent any incidents.
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PostPosted: 2003.04.01(Tue)0:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

alrighty then thanks for all the input guys and gals !!
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Jack
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PostPosted: 2003.04.30(Wed)13:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aluminiumis always rusted, as soon as it is exposed to the air a thin layer of aluminium oxide forms, protecting the metal. Aluminium without this layer wikll react fiercly. When The Ship, Sir Galahad was burned in a war (not sure which one) this layer broke down, and the ship erupted in flames. This layer is often removed and used to make those shiny sweet wrappers.

I'm so sad, knowing this much about aluminium.
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PostPosted: 2003.04.30(Wed)20:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fa-get about the cans and metal my friend. Go for a healthier more pleasing to the eye look. Rocks, (coconut idea sounded really cool), etc.
Check out my tank and you'll see the potential with using small rocks.
Go to the photo section and look on the first page (Aurthor : Shan, Title : "some pics of my 20 gal setup") Wink
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PostPosted: 2003.05.01(Thu)10:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cocunuts halves are good, just scrape all the husk of and drill lots of holes in it for the java fern to attach itself to. My rams have made a coconut half their home.
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Raul-7
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PostPosted: 2003.05.02(Fri)8:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not use 3 slate stones and lie a flat-pebble on top of it! It will look more natural and it's completely safe or the coconut sounds pretty smart(just boil it before adding it in)..
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Irons
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PostPosted: 2003.05.02(Fri)11:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

could use sand/pebble and quick drying cement.
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PostPosted: 2003.05.02(Fri)19:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoa ! thought I should tell you that you DO NOT want to use any kind of cement. THe agents and compounds will contaminate the water. ]
If you're going to use ANY glue, use "Aquarium sealant" ONLY. I used DAP brand. Just make sure it's Aquarium compatible. Wink
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PostPosted: 2003.05.02(Fri)19:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.aquahobby.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=1706

here's the link to my tank. I used Aquarium sealant and rocks out of the river and black slate.
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PostPosted: 2003.05.03(Sat)11:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey sharks, give the pvc a try,cover exterior with aquarium silicon and while still wet roll it in the same gravel as in your tank.looks cool and is quite effective in building caves.Good luck
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