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    A large Wabi kusa

    Wow, really really nice
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    saintly's big ask!

    I've seen led lights on eBay that replicate lightning storms, look really good but I can't make head nor taail if led lighting. If I find the link I'll post it up.
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    Green slate - OK for hardscape?

    http://www.thegreenmachineaquatics.com/ ... sandTricks it was the green machine, it's down a bit on this page.
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    Green slate - OK for hardscape?

    On the tropica website, If I find the link I'll post it, there are some great photos of slate used as hardscape fir the type of thing I think your talking about.
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    Green slate - OK for hardscape?

    I think the reason slate isn't used as much is due to it's angular nature. It's inert so there's no reason not to use it.
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    Iwagumi Layout

    hi Listed this in my journal but to be fair not had much feedback. I have made a few wee changes in, moving the big right stone a bit further right to create more of a valley and I've changed the extreme right stone for one a bit bigger. No photos of this yet as there is cardboard in the...
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    Help with Preparing Rocks for tank

    Cheers garuf! Puts my mind at rest!
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    Help with Preparing Rocks for tank

    These rocks have a definat layering look about them which is quite silver in colour, should I be concerned with them adding to the water chemistry? I put vinigar on one with no apparent effect. I did read somewhere about metals leeching out into the water and it's got me a little concerned. It...
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    Help with Preparing Rocks for tank

    makes sense i guess. I've actually bought a black substrate a little coarser than sand at between 2-3mm but its not here yet. I'm sort of needing the substrate to be in the rocks and help keep the big one upright! Its about 20-25 kilo I think! heres some of the others cleaned and just popped in...
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    Help with Preparing Rocks for tank

    I think I'll just go with a good sand base (black volcanic) it can't be more that 30/40 kilo all in! Would you recommend a slightly thicker substrate layer?
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    Help with Preparing Rocks for tank

    Here they are George and wet I'll need another one ore two smaller ones to fit in with the Iwagumi style that I'm after. They have quite a silver fleck running through them that I'm hoping the tank lights will pick up. Do you think black sand and a black background would be to much...
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    Help with Preparing Rocks for tank

    The came from a local garden centre come fish shop. The were in a mesh cage outside. I'd doubt they hand any contact with pesticides bit they are right next to the carpark so exauast fumes could be an issue? I dunno. The egg crate thing is a really good idea. Like I said there's 2 big rocks on...
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    Help with Preparing Rocks for tank

    Hi, I have just got ahold of some nice (large!) rock for my tank. 2 of which are in excess of about 15 KG, first i'm a little worried about the amount of weight and stress place on the tank, it is 10mm glass though. Second, i've went over them with tap water and at toothbrush and scourer but...
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