Originally Posted by VinnyRaptor http:///forum/post/2887088
type 1 Dont tell me thats bad....
actually i dont know if #1 is bad but every one i know that has made their own used type #3 with a 4 to 6 part aragonite sand to one part cement
Another trick is to go to a local craft store if you don’t live near a beach and add shells as the mixture sets up for a very nice effect. The addition of plastic beads to the mixture will also make the man made rock lighter if weight is an issue.
Great looking rock by the way
lol, I tried this too. After a year of curing and every day water changes - I couldn't get the pH any lower then 12.5 Finally I said to heck with it and threw the project away.
Mind you - it can be done, just takes time.
Originally Posted by ADEE http:///forum/post/2928369
although time consuming that is really a neat idea! The rocks looks really nice too. Would be AMAZING for base rock especially.. i have at least 5lbs of rock hiding in my sand
A nice trick I use for this is cutting about an inch or more (depending on your sand bed) and placing them under the rock! No one even sees it if you have the right size!