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Old 11-02-2007, 11:15 PM
 
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Default Lace rock waterfall, first step in 55 gallon tank project

I'm just getting started on a tank, and before I lay the false bottom I wanted to build my waterfall. Here's what it looks like right now, not yet running.





I'm going to put it on a 1.5" platform to raise it up a bit, then we'll see how it runs. With any luck I'll find a pump tonight and be able to test it tomorrow.

I'll post more as I build it!

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looks pretty sweet!! is that a one piece rock, or several glued together?
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That's 6 pieces of lace rock cemented together.
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I'm not going to lie. I dig lace rock. I came home from college this weekend to get my lace rock that's in the garage to make a couple more tanks. Do you ever have any issues with water hardness? pH?
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Not yet. This is only my second tank...first one was almost 10 years ago, and I gave it up before putting frogs in it when the plants rotted. I've studied a bit, and think I'm better equipped to succeed this time.

Since I want the base of the lace rock just under the water line, I'm gonna have to boost up the whole thing about 1.5". I cemented it to a custom fit piece of egg crate, and will be either cementing or siliconing that to some PVC elbows. I also got a 1/2" flare nut that I'm gonna cement into the waterfall output, to which I'll run the pump. Hrmm...may wait to do that, just in case 1/2" is too narrow for the pump strength.

Just waiting for the first step to set thoroughly. Hopefully, by later today I'll have the whole false bottom in place. Still waiting on a pump...ordered a Mini Jet 606 for $13.99 +sh. Once I've made more progress, I'll post more pics.
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