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I need to glue lava rocks to glass for a small shrimp aquarium. What's the best thing to use? It has to be non toxic for the shrimp and also waterproof.
Slag Cullet Glass Rock Q4 Ocean Blue 4.6 lb Rocks Landscaping Deco Aquarium #ManMade
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Place your new aquarium on an appropriate aquarium stand that is suited for the weight of water and gravel. It will be important that your stand is level. Your fish tank should be positioned away from direct sunlight and any air vents. Fill the aquarium with about two (2) inches of water. Rinse the substrate (gravel/sand) and then add it to the aquarium. Note: You will need approximately 1-1.5 lbs of gravel per gallon of water. Once the substrate has been added fill the aquarium about half full of water. Next, add plants, rocks,driftwood and any aquarium decorations that would like to have to recreate your environment. You can then finish filling the tank with water. Place the heater in the tank, but do not turn it on at this time. Allow the heater glass to acclimate to the water temperature in the aquarium for one (1) hour before plugging it in. You can camouflage the heater behind any decorations rocks, driftwood or plants. Slag Cullet Glass Rock Ocean Blue 2.10 lb Q96 Rocks Landscaping Deco Aquarium #ManMade
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An aquarium that is easy to clean and easy to care for is the dream of most aquarists. Bare-bottom tanks win this category easily. Ever wrestle with starting the siphon on a , then have it clog up repeatedly with gravel when you are cleaning? With a bare-bottom tank, a gravel vacuum isn’t needed; you can just use tubing to vacuum up any waste sitting on the bottom of the tank and can be used to circulate the water underneath and behind the rockwork more efficiently. It can be a lot easier to scrub algae off of the glass bottom and sides without having to worry about missing some at the gravel line or getting bits of sand stuck in your scrubber as well. For tanks like reef aquariums with lots of rockwork, debris and detritus can get stuck under the rocks or in the back where your vacuum cant reach as well, causing the nitrate levels and algae blooms to increase. While not as vital in, say, a freshwater community tank, nitrate and algae can spell Doom (and Headaches) in a reef tank.You also need to secure the rocks in place. If you do not secure your rocks inside the aquarium, a rock can be knocked down by a rogue fish causing it to fall into the aquarium glass ultimately cracking it down. Obviously, you don’t want that risk. To prevent that from happening, use aquarium silicone glue. Always make sure that you use non-toxic glue though. Most fish stores will have them on their stock.One of the most common mistakes people make when putting rocks inside their tank is piling them up against the glass. When put under enough pressure and weight, glass will crack. Most aquarium glass panes are quite strong but under additional stress from the weight of the rocks, they could easily break. What you need to do is to place the rocks wisely inside the tank. Avoid cramming the rocks in one area of the aquarium. A better placement would be to have them uniformly placed inside the aquarium. However, if cramming of rocks is unavoidable (due to the design you are going for), just make sure that the glass pane can handle the additional weight of the rocks.Which brings us to our second point – always secure rocks in an aquarium. It’s rarely safe to pile rocks together in an aquarium without anything to secure them. All it takes is one overly excited fish, or a simple bump to the aquarium to send the rocks tumbling. And once the rocks fall, you’re either going to end up with some crushed fish, or broken glass. Either way, it won’t be pretty.