Made my first rock

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by oside, Aug 31, 2004.

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  1. oside

    oside Astrea Snail

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    It looks like after 3 weeks of "curing" my first attempt at making rock is close to ready. I mixed up a batch (per the GARF method) & made 1 rock as a test. I let it dry in the sand cast for 2 days, ran a big powerhead on it in a tub for 2 days (changed h20 every day), soaked it in vinegar for 24 hours, then back into the tub with more tap water with the powerhead blasting it. Last nite I tested the water & it's at approx 7.5ph, so I think I'm ready to make some more rock. My son & daughter are excited about making more rocks, almost as much as me ;)
    Sorry, no pics until I get another memory stick for my Clie'
    Matt B
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Karma for making rock. :)

    Did you do the masonary drill bit trick like I did?

    Can't wait to see pics!
     
  4. oside

    oside Astrea Snail

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    No tricks yet, this was just a practice run to see how it turned out. I am gonna try the rubber glove technique, but what's the drill bit trick?
    Matt B (tank you for da Karma!)
     
  5. oside

    oside Astrea Snail

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    OK - found your thread on making rocks - I'lll try drilling it tonite. [smiley=hammer.gif]
    Matt B
     
  6. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    No prob!
    Basically just drilled a bunch of holes in it after it dried to make it more realistic and porous. Check out my thread on this thread for more.
     
  7. Lehmann

    Lehmann Plankton

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    Please explain the Rock story. Ive heard of live rock, but making your own??
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    [quote author=Lehmann link=board=DIY;num=1093968350;start=0#5 date=09/04/04 at 13:44:41]Please explain the Rock story. Ive heard of live rock, but making your own??[/quote]

    Here's my story.

    I'm sure Oside can add some more on his experience.

    Thanks for joining 3reef!

    :)
     
  10. cristos

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    Question about cement

    Good morning,
    I want to ask you if the produce of the “live rock” with cement is good for the reef tank. The live rock has a lot of things on it. The rock from cement what has? Can you please tell me some information about that?


    Thanks
     
  11. oside

    oside Astrea Snail

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    You can read some more information here also:
    ARAGOCRETE

    Matt B