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    I just created my own decoration using pink foam and my next step is to paint concrete on it. I am just having the issue of finding what concrete to use, I've looked up many tutorials with people using concrete but I can't find the ones they are using or determine which one is the best to use. Currently I have an unopened bag of Portland cement that I got at Home Depot but I know that has limestone that can increase the PH levels in the water. Any recommendations for affordable cement that I can find in Canada would be greatly appreciated.

    I also have an open bag of E-Z flow concrete floor but I have a feeling that wouldn't be a good choice considering its self leveling. 20140714_205220[1].jpg

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    Hmmm, you could use the portland cement but you would have to soak them in water for a long time to leach out stuff causing the high PH. A lot of DIY Live Rock for reefs are done this way. However if you are doing a freshwater tank you might need to soak it for longer. I'm not sure of the exact kind that is used. There are a few members here that have done it before. Hopefully they'll see this and let you know what they did.
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    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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