What is the best way to glue your live rock?

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  1. Hugo Garcia

    Hugo Garcia Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, I was wondering what was the best to glue and stack live rock, to create taller columns on my tank?

    Right now I have a very plain and simple aquascape, but was think in buying more live rock to make it more complex

    This is how it looks now:

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    I'd like to make a column higher on one of the sides.

    Thanks a lot guys,

    Hugo Garcia
     

  2. cloak

    cloak Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Drilling the rocks and using plastic rods is probably your best bet, but a properly placed ball of epoxy can work wonders sometimes too though. (and a lot of patience) You can also use super glue gel in combination with the epoxy for an even stronger bond.

    I think it looks good just like that btw. As corals get bigger & bigger they can take up quite a bit of space. GL.
     
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    rockstarta78 Well-Known Member

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    Also if you follow the rule of 3rd that will make your tank look even more appealing.
     
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    Mike N Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    In your case, I'd add a med-large base rock under one side of your rock formation, that would give you some height without compromising stability.
     
  5. Flippers4pups

    Flippers4pups Flipping it since 93 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor

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    Masonry drill bit, fiberglass rod. Fiberglass rods can be had cheaply by buying driveway markers from Lowes, Home Depot....etc.

    Adhering them together is best done dry if possible and can be done many ways with epoxy, hydraulic cement.......etc.

    If you can't dry the rock out for adhesive, just drill and stack using the fiberglass rod. Works well.
     
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    LivinTheSwreefLife Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I used Jurassic Gel from BRS while the rocks were dry. Hold is incredible, but you have to be willing to dry out those rocks... I'm not sure if you've cycled already so that may be a deal breaker.
     
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