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Aqua Scape (acrylic rods)

Discussion in 'DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Projects' started by Roxborough Reefer, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. I am in the process of starting a saltwater reef aquarium. For the aqua scape, I have watched YouTube videos and saw individuals using acrylic rod to put in drilled holes in the rock. Where have you sourced your acrylic rods from in the Denver metro area?

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  2. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Driveway markers at home depot. They are fiberglass not acrylic, but just as strong and reef safe.

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  3. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    I got mine at Plasticare over on Oxford and Santa Fe. They aren’t expensive if you prefer the acrylic to the fiberglass that Zombie recommends.


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  4. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Ya plasticare ftw. Although the club has a ton of neon colored acrylic rods you can purchase too if you want. Can't see the color once they in the rock anyway.

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  5. SynDen,
    What diameter and what cost

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  6. Djmm1177

    Djmm1177 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    + 1 for plasticare I’ve got a large ziplock bag of chunks left nothing over 8 inches I would give you but I’m in Loveland!
     
  7. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    not sure diameter, maybe a bit over 1/8" inch thick. Generally sell them as pointers for frag tanks, but no reason they couldnt get cut to small pieces and used as pins. We been charging $2 per rod, which is about same price as plasticare
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  8. I don't think I will be able to pick up in Loveland. Thanks for the offer.

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  9. I think I will try to go to Plasticare first and take a look. Where would I buy egg crate styrene?

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  10. kchristensen8064

    kchristensen8064 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    The lighting department at Lowe's and home depot has egg crate. It's also used as a light defuser, so they should have it.
     
  11. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Np, they are worth checking out anyway. Reef Stars @ValG had a bunch of black eggcrate a while ago, likely still does
     
  12. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Aia industries
     
  13. I picked up acrylic rods on Thursday and I also got white egg crate styrene from Lowe's. Now I have all of my dry rock in a barrel with tap water, a power head and a heater.

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