The fish are on hold right now. I need some side work for extra $$$. The overall cost was quite cheap. The styro was free from a friend.
gorilla glue 30.00
spray foam 7.00
Most of the cost was gorrila glue used to hold the small styro rocks together. The gorilla glue holds styro very well. Better than silicone, and dries in minutes not days. The pvc is hidden behind the BG so that I can run an airline or add a UGJ later on. Thanx
I followed r-dubs background and use drylock also. It truely is the only way togo. One question I have though R-dub do you have pleco's in your tanks? Wondering how they react to the drylock. I know that they will eat an aquaterra background.
No plecos in my tank. So I cant give a real life assessment on plecos and drylok. I would imagine a large pleco could rasp the drylok off. The drylok dries like a hard shell over the styro but is not indestructible. I heard somewhere that plecos have been known to even remove concrete from BG's!!! So I guess it would come out a draw in the "pleco proof "category. I still see drylok as a much better approach than concrete. I also have wondered about adding large amount of silica/fine sand to drylok before application. If that would be any less appealing to plecos??? HMMM.