12-09-2009, 04:13 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Larimer, PA
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| | Making your own hardscape?
I have an idea of making a duplicate of a really neat root formation outside my back door as the foundation of the hardscape in my next tank. But, exactly how does one go about making solid, stable, aquarium safe large chunks of fake wood that look convincingly real?
Google has been less than helpful in my quest, the best I have come up with is cement, that has been painted. But has anyone gone down this path here? Wouldn't the cement leach nasty stuff into the water for a rather long period of time? I thought terra cotta or some similar pottery, but don't know of anyone local with a big enough kiln.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be welcomed.