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Amethyst
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PostPosted: 2005.01.31(Mon)13:53    Post subject: hardscaping materials Reply with quote

does anyone have any experience using expandable polyuerathane (PU)foam as a hardscaping material in their tanks? using it for terraces, as mortar between rocks, as a base to silicone rocks to, etc?
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foty89
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PostPosted: 2005.03.11(Fri)23:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not have experience with this, but I am putting together a 120 gallon set-up that will have a custom background with caves and a stone face. I have done a lot of research on how to do this. One of the sites that I have bookmarked might be of help to you. Here is the link:

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/diy_aquarium_background.php
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esoteric
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Joined: 05 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: 2005.03.13(Sun)14:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use something comparable to Great Stuff all the time on ponds. My company gets it from Aquascape (pond company) and it holds pretty well even in high volume stream beds. Great Stuff is pretty much the same but its yellow-ish when it dries. You have to build slowly with this stuff because it takes a little bit to cure but its safe and whatnot. A little trick you can do is to have some very fine, loose dirt on hand so that when the foam gets "tacky" you can spread it on and the foam is camoflauged (sp?).

Hope this helps!
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