Where can I get shelf rock? Flat rock?

MarineGirl411

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I'd like to make some ledges in my future rockwork. I cannot, however, find any shelf rock/flat rock. Any ideas? I knew that BRS sold it at one time, but I no longer see it on there. Please let me know. Thank you. :rollface:
 

Frick-n-Frags

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maybe fabricate some out of plastic screening, plastic rebar and styrocrete or aragocrete etc

a little bag of cement makes for a lot of fun actually. throw everything in it but the kitchen sink(unless it is plastic, then chop that up and throw it in too :D)

youcan sandcast big flat plates, and the cast side looks like whatever it picked up from the cast material, which could be even small rubble w/e. it is cheap enough to try all kinds of stuff until you are liking the results.

edit: styrocrete = styrene-crete, NOT styrofoam-crete, better make that distinction. i dont think i want styrofoam in the water. i'm thinking like modelling sprues etc
 

vikubz

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You might check your local gardening or landscape stores and see if they have those flat 'flagstones' or whatever they're called. I know you can get some that are limestone which would be okay in your tank, and you could use a hammer to break them up if needed.
 

surge19us

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You could try calling BRS or emailing to see if they are going to get more eco shelf rock in. My LFS sells live shelf rock in a variety of sizes.
 

linnyesg

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Try being creative with your existing rock. A chisle, hammer, hard plastic air line, super glue gel and some aquamend.
 

Frick-n-Frags

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IDK what's wrong with styrofoam in a reeftank. so i err to the side of safety.

IDK what the base plastic is and IDK what chemical is used to "blow it up", so i'm skeered of it. that's why i said "I think, i dont want that" heh.

...could be needless apprehension on my part for sure.

and hello, slightly south of me neighbor in dreaded medina county. :) enjoy the fragfest at the meeting ;) sounds awesome.
 

lin0501

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I think both BRS and Marco Rocks still carry shelf rock. You just have to specify to them the pieces you are looking for.
 

gjk

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I have some really big pieces that could be cut or broken or used whole. I got mine from Marco Rocks. He was nice enough to hand pick and special deliver to me. They are in my 300 which will be part of a bigger system in near future and the shelfs are coming out. I like the look and they are really nice to place your corals, but I find them labor intensive to keep clean. Maybe you already have a plan to will direct alot of flow at yours to avoid this. The waste REALLY collects on these shelfs. When I pull them out I will contact you if you like?
 
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