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    DIY Live/Base Rock

    Does anybody here have any good alternatives for cheaper sources of live rock ?  What can be used as base rock ? Is creating base rock using cement a common and cost-effective alternative ? I've seen a few guides on the internet that explain how to create your own based rock. using cement but have never spoken with anybody who as actually put this to practice.

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    Re: DIY Live/Base Rock

    Nick

    * Some people have made Aragocrete Arches, and uses them instead of live rock and/or along with live rock, I personnelly have never seen them except on the internet but here is a link for you info.

    http://www.garf.org and go to "How - Movies" and you will find Making Aragocrete Arches. * :
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    Re: DIY Live/Base Rock

    How about Tufa rock ? It also seems like a semi-common base rock used in aquariums....
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    Re: DIY Live/Base Rock

    Check out this site....very lengthy and complete recipe for homemade live rock.

    http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/6279/RaiseCementRock.html

    Very interesting.
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    Re: DIY Live/Base Rock

    wow  

    What an article!!! looks like I'll be up for a lil while longer.  hehe


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