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looks more porus then i expected it to be, how much does it weigh?? give it a couple months to be covered with coraline and coral you wouldnt be able to tell the difference between that and ocean harvasted LR
Style once dried it will weight about 60 lbs but this is a BIG rock.
Actually I should not say rock! It is half of my reef structure. I am off to try 2 more. Looking at this more I might actually go with this one but it'll have choices.
You cant tell in the picture but there will be a cave right underneath. It is just filled with salt right now until the structure dries. The only bad thing is it is a 6 week cure time but that's how long my tank is taking go get here so the timing is right! I think you are right though, once coralined no one will even know I made it!
The tank is 48x30x24.
I want only two large reef structures on each side open in the center.
Lyod I used pvc for holes! There are 5 holes that run completely through it you just cant tell by the pictures, and then the big cave underneath.
Will pieces fall off?
Have no idea/ I'll let you know! If they do I am ok with being it will look more natural! Just did the ledge piece and not sure if i like the look.
You will not want to wait until it thickens but maybe 30 minutes after it has set. Make sure to use a paint brush and water to brush off excess amounts. USE PLENTY OF WATER! Clean the brush off after each swip to stop the pulling of shell from the rock. I got a spray bottle and spray the area before cleaning with a brush
There will be flaking but that is where the spray bottle and brush come in handy to clean the area. Also the more water you spray on the rock, the less flaking.