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Jinsen
12-14-2017, 07:03 AM
I don

Jinsen
12-14-2017, 07:13 AM
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Can i use this to bond my rock?
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dino
12-14-2017, 12:56 PM
haha your going to put this in your tank? I wouldn't dare

dino
12-14-2017, 12:56 PM
haha your going to put this in your tank? I wouldn't dare. most people use epoxy putty or ready rod

Jinsen
12-14-2017, 01:56 PM
I saw most people use foam to create aquarium background. But im not sure if this is the right stuff. Epoxy wont do justice on my desire rock work


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whatcaneyedo
12-14-2017, 02:11 PM
In addition to aquarium safe epoxy I have often seen people do a mix of aquarium sand and portland cement to mortar their rocks together. Afterwards the constructs need time to cure otherwise the cement will effect the alkalinity/pH in the tank. Or drill and dowel the pieces together with acrylic rod NOT ready rod which is metal and would rust. Plastic Zip Ties work too but degrade and fail in time.

Jinsen
12-14-2017, 02:12 PM
And also a post from christyf5 back on 2006 lol
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CHEAPREEF
12-14-2017, 03:27 PM
You'll want to find the pond foam that is non toxic. Like this.

https://www.aquariumillusions.com/aquascape-designs-aquascape-waterfall-foam.html?source=googlebase&utm_source=TPA%20On%20Google%20Shopping&utm_campaign=Shopping%20Campaign&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=People%20Shopping%20For%20Aquariums&utm_content=Google%20Shopping%20Campaign&product_id=6310713&device=c&loc_physical_ms=9001374&gclid=Cj0KCQiA38jRBRCQARIsACEqIeviMytFhgj-p-q1fbWqQ3TLN8wIylYGFCpQgL_4qlGo67IMBU0OzZkaAiyVEALw _wcB

Dendromad
12-14-2017, 03:30 PM
I use the foam in frog and freshwater habitats, and have seen it used well on freshwater fish tanks. I'm not sure how well it will hold up in saltwater?

I'd recommend the pond foam sealant over the regular great stuff as it is designed for use in water.

om6acw
12-14-2017, 04:12 PM
I have used foam to glue my rock work together 14 years ago, this is how it looks like now

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If I have to do it again i would use something else, there are much better products available this days for this kind of work.

Jinsen
12-15-2017, 02:00 AM
I bought this one at home hardware
It says fish safe.
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smokinreefer
12-15-2017, 04:40 AM
Interesting, I'm about to tackle some rock structure building as well.

Never occurred to me to try using foam.
I suppose it's easier than going about mixing cement.

Wonder how strong of a bond it has with the rock. What kind of weight it can hold up? Think arches and overhangs.

Research time!

Jinsen
12-15-2017, 05:14 AM
Interesting, I'm about to tackle some rock structure building as well.



Never occurred to me to try using foam.

I suppose it's easier than going about mixing cement.



Wonder how strong of a bond it has with the rock. What kind of weight it can hold up? Think arches and overhangs.



Research time!



It holds like a champ haha foam goes thru the hole of the rock and that what makes the bond really strong, and i used crochet hook to clean the excess. I might put some glue and add some sand to hide the black stuff
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smokinreefer
12-15-2017, 07:53 PM
Wow.

Nice.

Off to home hardware!

1bigfish
12-15-2017, 09:54 PM
I used the e Marco cement from j&l. A little pricy but it goes a long way. It works really well. Maybe that will work for you

smokinreefer
12-16-2017, 12:24 AM
I'll check out that e Marco stuff!

And which home hardware did you find the pond foam?

Jinsen
12-16-2017, 02:00 AM
You can also grab one from home depot but home hardware is the closer to me which on edmonds

I think that marco wont stick on glass? Cuz im making a wall rock where my overflow box


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Reef.ductionist
12-17-2017, 05:34 PM
I purchased pond foam at Gardenworks for 23.00. It was uv resistand and non-toxic. They are the only store that I know of that also sells those tiny water pumps for like 10.00, which are great for really small nano tank setups. Cheers!

smokinreefer
12-18-2017, 01:15 AM
I purchased pond foam at Gardenworks for 23.00. It was uv resistand and non-toxic. They are the only store that I know of that also sells those tiny water pumps for like 10.00, which are great for really small nano tank setups. Cheers!

Thanks! I'll check them out.

smokinreefer
12-20-2017, 03:06 AM
Wth you guys buy up all the foam?!

The HH I went to didn't have any. Nor the garden works I went to, and haven't seen the pond version at HD.

😠

smokinreefer
12-21-2017, 04:51 AM
For anyone else looking, northwest landscaping had stock of 2 brands of pond foam (not, great stuff brand)

Jinsen
12-21-2017, 07:03 AM
[QUOTE=smokinreefer;1022006]Wth you guys buy up all the foam?!



The HH I went to didn't have any. Nor the garden works I went to, and haven't seen the pond version at HD.

Jinsen
12-21-2017, 07:04 AM
Well i dont know wth is goin here. My post are cut nor missing lol
But anyways. Im glad you found a foam lol


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Tyfighter
12-21-2017, 04:49 PM
Northwest landscape supply in Burnaby will have pond foam

darb
01-03-2018, 11:24 PM
Does the rock need to be dry to adhere?

I have some Marco rock that I am cooking and this looks like the path of least resistance.