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    Quote Originally Posted by WhistlingBadger View Post
    I was actually thinking of using flat, blocky chunks of shale, fist sized or smaller, arranging them in a way that is structurally stable, then epoxying them together just to be extra safe. That way I can integrate caves and crevices to eventually make some kuhlis and two-spot catfish happy.

    So, not quite brick and mortar, but close. ha ha ha
    Sounds like it would look nice, do you plan on adding moss to the exposed parts of the walls for "authenticity"?

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    I was thinking so, yes. I've never grown moss before, so it would be a fun challenge.
    My computer beat me at chess, but it proved no match for me at kickboxing.

    www.whistlingbadger.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhistlingBadger View Post
    Egg crate? Can you elaborate on that, my vertically-enhanced Netherlandese friend?


    It's something the salties use a lot. It's a plastic raster that keeps hard (and in their case often sharp) rocks from resting directly on glass. Usually some kind of acrylic I think, quite inert.

    http://www.ultimatereef.net/uploader...4/S7304537.JPG

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    There are also those foam DIY pads they sell for substrate filters, they're approximately 3/8" thick and come in a bulk size so you can cut them to shape. Lots of ideas in that realm. I do like that egg crate idea though.

    Edited for poor grammar. * *

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    Foam tends to float, egg crate does not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    Foam tends to float, egg crate does not.
    Even those substrate filter mats? I figured their entire purpose was to stay under the substrate.

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    I n that case we're talking about two different things. If you can easily get a foam that doesn't float and has some thickness to it (5mm at least) then by all means use some of that, it will work

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    Yeah, Dutchie, I think we're talking about two different things. I'm looking for something that will add some serious elevation, not just protect the glass...although, of course, I'm not against protecting the glass, either! :)
    My computer beat me at chess, but it proved no match for me at kickboxing.

    www.whistlingbadger.com

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