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Thread: LR stacking

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    What is the best way to stack your LR in a tall tank???
    There would be coral on the LR aswell. Such as zoas, mushrooms, etc..

    EDIT - or just stacking the LR in general. What is the best way to do it?

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    I only have a small 12g nano, but I would say do it as naturally as possible. Be sure to put the rock down before adding your substrate, as this will prevent burrowing fishes from digging under it and causing a collapse. Just have a good steady base, and build up on that. You can use the back glass as a support as well!
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    leave lots of room between pieces, if its packed too tightly you will get black dead spots and the rock will rot

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    All I know is that you should make sure the rocks look natrual, and make sure there are more hiding places in the aquascape than fish.
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    There are some who suggest using epoxy to hold the rock together, however that is something I would avoid since it would be a major pain to take apart if you ever had to pull it out of the tank. You kind of have to play with it and find what will create a good steady nice looking aquascape.
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    Ok.
    So have these:
    1) look natural
    2) room for coral to grow on / fish to swim around
    3) have room inbetween so there are no dead spots
    4) build sturdy

    thanks.

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    Looks like you've got it. How big of a tank are you dealing with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILuvMyGoldBarb
    Looks like you've got it. How big of a tank are you dealing with?
    I am not 100% sure yet. It is going to be on the smaller end. I am daring. lol.

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    If there is no center brace on the tank you use the epoxy method for acheiving stability.
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    Squirt...if you're still going with the size tank you and I discussed....you won't need to worry too much about gluing rocks together and in your case....it would be best if you didn't. as long as the scape isn't wobbly you will be fine. You may even be albe to get a few pices just the right size that you won't have to stack anything.

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