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Cutting rock

Discussion in 'Expert Info' started by Todd Rozenboom, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Todd Rozenboom

    Todd Rozenboom Copepod

    So as some of you know I have a ton of gsp, well I consider a ton in a small tank like mine lol but I'm wanting to just cut away all the gsp sections it has grown on. Which way is going to be the fastest an safest way. I don't have access to a chop or tile saw. I can Barrow a Dremel but each rock is roughly 6 to 8 pounds each and is real reef rock, which from research on forums is apparently the Superman of rock. Any tips and tricks is greatly appreciated and welcomed. Also would like to make the cuts as clean as possible so hammer and chisel is my last resort.

    After cutting all gsp will be up for grabs to who ever wants some. Size could range from quarter to a healthy size chunk. Also have a decent sized sheet of it on my back glass if anyone wants the full section, don't feel like cutting it up. The mat on the back glass I'd say is 12 inches by at least 9 inches. Most of the gsp cut from the rocks will be neon green with white center but also have some nice dark green and purplish center on a combo rock.

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  2. kchristensen8064

    kchristensen8064 Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    Where are you located? I'd love a peice of the neon.
     
  3. SynDen

    SynDen Kraken 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

    Easiest way to cut rock is with a wet band saw, but you can do it with a hack saw too. Just takes longer
     
  4. Todd Rozenboom

    Todd Rozenboom Copepod

    I'm off Arapahoe and Colorado and once I get it cut you may have your pick what you would like lol.
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  5. Todd Rozenboom

    Todd Rozenboom Copepod

    What kind of hacksaw blade would I use? Sorry have little to no experience when it comes to masonary stuff lol
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  6. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I'm more of a caveman, hammer and chisel
     
  7. Todd Rozenboom

    Todd Rozenboom Copepod

    Haha as am I, but wanting to keep the rock some what intact lol

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  8. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Real Reef is like cement, not aragonite... plan for the worst and get a blade made for mortar or tile or the like.

    If you have time, you can "cook" the rock in a bucket and let the GSP die. Cook does not mean heat of stove - you can google it. It will take a few months, but it is comprehensive and the rock will stay in tact.
     
  9. Todd Rozenboom

    Todd Rozenboom Copepod

    Yeah might just have to sit in front of a table vice for a few hours lol. Also was going to "cook" the rock but problem is the rock the gsp covers is 80% of my filtration lol so pulling all that for 6-12 weeks just isn't going to work this time. Thank you tho for your input and time taken.

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  10. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Fluconazole will nuke the GSP, might be something to research. I believe it is other wise reef safe except for anthelia, GSP, clove polyps, those types. Supposedly safe on zoas, palys and LPS and SPS. But it seems dramatic, you'd want to research the heck out of it. I came across this when looking at ways to get rid of blue clove polyps in reef tank.

    Edit: Might be fenbendazole
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2019 at 8:57 PM

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