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    Cutting liverock

    I have just been given a tank and would like to start a new system from it.

    The tank was custom made to fit in a large bookcase. 84 x 9 x 14 inches.
    Since the tank is so narrow, i would have to cut liverock and glue it to the rear. Anyone here knows how I could go about cutting liverock in a not too expensive way?

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    Hammer and a chisel

    I had a couple big hunks once and needed to make them smaller and thats what i did

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    How nice of a straight edge did u get? I need it to be fairly flat to glue it.

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    a circular saw with the properblade ought to do it...

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    diamond blade in a grinder would do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a4twenty
    diamond blade in a grinder would do it.
    for bigger pieces that might take a while lol

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    If you don't mine spending the money get a wheel for a grinder that has diamond bits in it. Make sure you use lots of water and take your time (Also be careful with the whole water and elecrticity thing. Not good on the heart.) Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricepicker
    for bigger pieces that might take a while lol
    he is looking for a smooth finish though, you could go bigger and rent a tile saw or concrete saw for bigger pieces. if your in SO i have access to concrete saws with 12 -14" in blades, i think that will do it pretty fast :biglaugh2

    and then there's no electricity too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a4twenty
    he is looking for a smooth finish though, you could go bigger and rent a tile saw or concrete saw for bigger pieces. if your in SO i have access to concrete saws with 12 -14" in blades, i think that will do it pretty fast :biglaugh2
    That sounds interesting... will have to check how much it would cost. I also have to figure out a way to glue it to the tank. Need a special kind of glue i guess. Fast bonding and can glue damp material.

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    I am guessing rocks glued on glass will not stick well -- unless the rocks are fairly flat on both sides, making a thin 'sheet'.

    You could drill holes in the rock, and support a tower/stack with pvc pipe.

    -mike

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