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Old 02-05-2011, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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DIY 'Rock' Retainer Wall

I'm setting up another tank and wanted a way to separate the plant substrate from the sand i want to use at the front (for my cories) So i decided to build a wall, quite pleased how it turned out actually

All that was used was foam, silicon and black quartz sand.

Full wall


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Old 02-05-2011, 01:43 PM
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Wow, that looks amazing! Did you put grout on it, or anything? And what kind of silicon did you use?


I just finished a DIY rock for my lizard, so I'm always looking for new ideas LOL.



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Old 02-05-2011, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thanx! The silicone i used is

Selleys Glass Silicone Sealent - For Windows And Aquariums

The sand is stuck onto the foam with silicone

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Old 02-07-2011, 04:53 AM Thread Starter
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Soooooo its done, well pretty much, needs a few more plants, but this is all i have at the moment.

A pic of wood and some plants being placed


Now filled, lights running. Still gotta fix up the canister, then plug it all in


I must say i'm rather proud of how it turned out

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Old 02-07-2011, 10:29 AM
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Looks awesome!!



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It looks good!




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Old 02-10-2011, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Cleared and now stocked with some neons and cories (more plants and fish to be added yet though)

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Old 03-30-2011, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Updated pic


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Old 04-02-2011, 03:06 AM
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Cool, it's nice to see it with the plants grown in . I love neon tetras in planted aquariums, they stand out nicely and become bolder because of the cover.




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wow, beautiful tank!! Great job!
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