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ponokareefer
08-28-2014, 05:21 PM
Does anyone know where you find acrylic rods in Alberta for doing aquascaping?

braid11
08-28-2014, 07:49 PM
I went to Canadian Tire and found the signs used to mark ditches etc when it snows. They have a little flag on the top, attached to an acrylic rod. They have various lengths and thicknesses. Worked perfect.

Tom

ponokareefer
08-28-2014, 08:14 PM
I went to Canadian Tire and found the signs used to mark ditches etc when it snows. They have a little flag on the top, attached to an acrylic rod. They have various lengths and thicknesses. Worked perfect.

Tom

Are they for sure reef safe?

SoloSK71
08-28-2014, 08:16 PM
IPP in Calgary carries them.

http://goindustrial.ca/index.php/en/products/364/17/plastics/plastic-rod-tubing/round-rod-detail

Charles

reefme
08-28-2014, 09:38 PM
Johnston Industrial Plastics in Edmonton.

mikellini
08-29-2014, 02:16 AM
Acrylic rods will get brittle over time in salt water and there are reports of them breaking. Use fiberglass, home depot has fiberglass driveway markers in various thicknesses and colours. Completely reef safe

ponokareefer
08-29-2014, 02:39 AM
Acrylic rods will get brittle over time in salt water and there are reports of them breaking. Use fiberglass, home depot has fiberglass driveway markers in various thicknesses and colours. Completely reef safe

Thank you for the information. I can get those in my town making getting the product easier to get for me. Are they fairly strong?

mikellini
08-29-2014, 02:41 AM
I think nearly impossible to break in a reef tank environment, although the thin ones are a little more flexible that the thicker ones. But it also depends on how much weight they're holding and how long the piece is.

Gp Scott
08-29-2014, 07:35 AM
Does anyone know where you find acrylic rods in Alberta for doing aquascaping?

I picked up a couple fiberglass fence post rods from peavy mart there about 1/2" by 4ft and I think I paid $2 for them

braid11
08-29-2014, 06:48 PM
Yes, fibreglass driveway markers from Canadian Tire are what I used, not acrylic. Still good and strong after two years.

Tom