PDA

View Full Version : Epoxy question



morrisjtja
01-23-2016, 11:33 PM
What epoxy do you use for rock? I'm wanting to hide my overflow pipes with pieces of live rock I have but I have no idea what to use.

Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk

static reef
01-24-2016, 01:40 AM
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/two-little-fishies-aquastik-underwater-epoxy-putty.html
Type of epoxy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpq3eaExr58
A little video to help you out.

morrisjtja
01-24-2016, 01:51 AM
Thanks JJ. Since I have a whole sheet of egg crate I am tossing around the idea of making a foam surround around the overflow pipes instead. Have you done this or know someone who has?

Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk

static reef
01-24-2016, 02:20 AM
Joe, Levi and Romebaby can help you out. I am sure they will chime in shortly

Joe
01-24-2016, 11:41 AM
The pricing for the epoxy putty on BRS is good. They have the same price listed for 4 oz and 2 oz. Maybe a mistake, so now would be a good time to order some. I have used the black Great Stuff pond foam and I really liked the way it turned out. I can definitely give some pointers or thoughts about that. I ordered it online from Ace Hardware and picked it up in store. It was the best pricing I found. The stuff makes a mess for sure, so wear rubber gloves. I managed to touch it with my hands, my elbows, get it on my pants, etc.... but I'm a messy guy anyway. I used a two part liquid epoxy to coat the foam after it cured, and sprinkled sand on it. It sets up a hard shell that coraline and corals have no problem encrusting. I have some info on my build about the process you can check out here http://www.thescmas.com/forums/showthread.php?14582-Joe-s-530-Gallon-System-Build. The cement backing I did was a huge fail, but the foam worked great. Let me know if you decide to do it and have any questions.

stacy_vennes
01-24-2016, 12:42 PM
I am currently using that epoxy to re scape my 58 tank. I love it

morrisjtja
01-24-2016, 02:22 PM
Thanks Joe! I shot you a PM with a question

Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk