RE: NANFA-L-- creating levels with rock work

Ben Dattilo (
Thu, 27 Apr 2006 22:01:37 -0400

I tried a similar thing with 1 foot slate tile terraces held up by bathroom
tiles--the smallish ones that come glued together in sheets. The one-foot
tiles fit perfectly 4 across the bottom of a 55 gallon aquarium (because I
thought the bottom glass would be better protected this way), I cut out two
of the small tiles-in-a time, folded them into a V shape, and stood them on
end in groups to support the terraces (more slate tiles broken to whatever
shape I wanted) on top of this base, all glued together with marine epoxy,
multiple tiers, then covered with rocks.. It does save some weight with all
that open space, it supports huge rocks, and if some of the slate shows, no
big deal--it looks like it belongs. Tons of hidden refugia.

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geoffrey kimber
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- creating levels with rock work

I know that saltwater people will use PVC pipes to hold up shelves
made out of egg crate panels that are used for lighting.
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