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PostSubject: oyster shells   oyster shells Icon_minitime12/21/2011, 8:07 pm


Hello to all, has anyone glued oyster shells to the back glass to simulate an oyster bed?
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PostSubject: Re: oyster shells   oyster shells Icon_minitime12/21/2011, 8:14 pm

no i havnt but i have dropped a few oyster shells in my tanks to help raise alkalinity slightly..
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PostSubject: Re: oyster shells   oyster shells Icon_minitime12/21/2011, 8:25 pm


I was thinking the background would have a nice 3-d effect with big clumps here and there plus some of the half shells could hold corals.
thanks for the reply.
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PostSubject: Re: oyster shells   oyster shells Icon_minitime12/21/2011, 8:27 pm

yeah thats true it would be kinda neat, were you thinking of ataching them with some sort of glue? and are you gonna get live oysters???
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PostSubject: Re: oyster shells   oyster shells Icon_minitime12/21/2011, 9:05 pm


I would use glue. I would not use live oysters, to hard to keep alive they need a nutrient rich environment so I will just be using shells and gluing them together in realistic looking clumps then mounting them on the glass. Yeah it's gonna be a lot hard work.
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PostSubject: Re: oyster shells   oyster shells Icon_minitime12/21/2011, 9:21 pm

haha true.. just make sure you get fish safe glue!!
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PostSubject: Re: oyster shells   oyster shells Icon_minitime12/21/2011, 9:26 pm

any advice on glue?
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PostSubject: Re: oyster shells   oyster shells Icon_minitime12/21/2011, 9:29 pm

im not sure, i would look up aquatic safe glues on google.. i've never used any
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PostSubject: Re: oyster shells   oyster shells Icon_minitime12/21/2011, 9:33 pm


I will be doing that for sure...

thanks Bossman
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PostSubject: Re: oyster shells   oyster shells Icon_minitime12/21/2011, 9:35 pm

how big of a tank do you have?
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PostSubject: Re: oyster shells   oyster shells Icon_minitime12/21/2011, 9:58 pm

12 nano soon to be..
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PostSubject: Re: oyster shells   oyster shells Icon_minitime12/21/2011, 11:03 pm

GE silcone 1 should work fine
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PostSubject: Re: oyster shells   oyster shells Icon_minitime12/22/2011, 4:37 am

MarkM wrote:
GE silcone 1 should work fine
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PostSubject: Re: oyster shells   oyster shells Icon_minitime12/22/2011, 6:21 am


LOL ......
all you have to do is seal them from the inside of the house,this way they stay dry.
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PostSubject: Re: oyster shells   oyster shells Icon_minitime12/22/2011, 7:14 am

thats what i used when imade my first tank i believe..
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PostSubject: Re: oyster shells   oyster shells Icon_minitime12/28/2011, 2:37 am

silicone is safe after its cured but make sure you do not use the silicone with mildew inhibitors. maybe a better alternative would be epoxy, JB water weld for potable water is safe in reef tanks as well as super glue I use a combination of the two to glue my corals to the rock work.

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