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Old 01-05-2010, 05:15 PM   #1 
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Talking Homemade decor!

I've been interested in making some homemade aquarium decor. The materials I have are some plastic plant leaves I trimmed from larger plants in my 5 gallon and flat river rocks, and of course aquarium safe sealant.
So far, I've made 2 plants using the sealant and attaching the plant pieces to a rock. Besides the blob of sealant , they look great!
Now, I'm working on a small rock cave. I wasn't sure how everything would turn out, but the plants worked. I'm hoping the rock cave will turn out too. It should be done in a few days (I'm adding a couple of pieces at a time and letting them dry before I add more).
Once I'm finished I'll post pics of the final products!

All in all, the cost to me is my time and the sealant. All of the other materials I had laying around unused anyway.
I love crafting, so this is a fun little project for me!
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:21 PM   #2 
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That's awesome! Great way to help save money, too!
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:25 PM   #3 
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What sealant are you using?
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I'm not sure of the brand, but I've made sure it's aquarium safe.
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:15 PM   #5 
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I can't wait to see all the finished products.
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:54 AM   #6 
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Oh that sounds like so much fun! Can't wait to see the pictures! I would Imagen using those nice big smooth river rocks would make a great cave, and be a lot safer then some of the stuff I've seen in walmart and the pet store. They all seem so jagged.
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I am looking for an aquarium-safe sealant, how can you tell if it's ok to use?
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:19 PM   #8 
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Oh wow that sounds interesting! I can't wait to see your pics :)
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:46 PM   #9 
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For me, the packaging clearly states "Aquarium Safe" on it. If it doesn't, I won't use it. Let me go check the brand I used....okay it's Loctite. I found it at both Target and Walmart for around $3 give or take. Hope that helps!
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Yay, thank you!
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