I am setting up a 22" cube nano and I have a few questions before my 20kg of living rock come next wednesday,
1, We tried gluing my brothers rock together in his tank with the epoxy type stuff you mix by hand until the colours blend and to be honest it was a bit crap?
So I'm thinking of drilling the rock part way through and inserting small rods of acrylic I've made up at least I think it's acrylic it was a 6mm thick sheet I was given, do you think this will be ok does plastic react with salt water?
2, I need to put the heater in a protective tube to stop critters burning themselves, I live quite rural and no one local sells one I have a black unused pipe from a vacuum that would be perfect with some holes in it, what do you reckon?
3, Lastly my brother is really suffering with over heating going up to 85f in his nano apart from a very costly chiller does anyone know of a permenant alterative to cooling?
In my tank I'm using TMC Aquarays leds four of them and when I get my liverock I will be uploading some pics to the site I did this partly to not have to use fans which drive me nuts but in this weather I will also have the same cooling problems I'm sure?
plastics need to be food safe i think they are marked PP or PE for that although i could be wrong on the codes, for overheating but a clip on fan and direct it towards the surface of the water with the hood off its about the only way of cooling without a chiller oh i wouldnt bother covering the heater things normally get of if it gets to hot HTH
hi i stuck my rocks together after they kept falling, i used that epoxy stuff you spoke about but i also drilled both pieces of rock and used wooden dowel as the wood gets wet it swells up inside the holes giving a nice snug fit i have had no problems since doing it this way. good luck aquascping is stressful lol bones