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    Aquascaping

    So.. went to the hardware store..
    Got epoxy - for plumbing, safe for potable water but not sure if it is aquarium safe or not. It's the Jack PC stuff made by PC-Products??
    Got masonry drill bit 3/8"
    Didn't have any fiberglass or acrylic rods so I got some really stiff 3/8" opaque tubing..
    Will this stuff work?
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    looking at your list, sounds like it should be fine.
    the opaque stuff you picked up is grey / black ? like pvc or abs ?
    lots of people use plumbing and a bunch of 90degs and T's to make structures for their rock.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Neither, it's like thick, stiff airhose.
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    hmmm never seen this product..
    anything written on it ? pvc, abc, HDPE, etc.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    made in usa.: upc*078627330381 .250 ID x OD .375 CY76623 *
    I may have not explained things clearly.. It's flexible but very stiff and would kink if you bent it too far.. It was located in the plumbing area, by the airline type tubing and the red and yellow flexible tubing.
    DH has the camera in SFO, I'll see if the little one is around somewhere..
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    DH took both cameras
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    I beleive the tubing you have is the same as I have used and it is rated for drinking water so your good. The other option would be to go to a fish store (if there is one in the area) and get the rigid airline extensions used in under gravel filters, or an acrylic store (or ebay) and get acrylic rod.

    Practice drilling on a couple of smaller pieces of rock first. I found some of my rock was fairly "soft" in the middle and fairly easy to split with minimal force.

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    Thanks ShipWreck!

    I'm fairly certain it is ok but not 100% convinced still. Maybe what I will do is go back to Home Hardware and see if there's a rating on the spool it was on. The info printed on the tubing was pretty useless.
    Failing that I may just drill/tie wrap/epoxy the rocks together, they are all fairly small.. Are tie wraps safe?..lol
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