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i have made a Bg and applied four coats of concrete and now its in curing period since two days in my bathtub but the prob is that the foam aren't gettng sunk i chipped out some foam and candled it also i made wholes in the BG with the screw driver then to of no help can any one breifly help me on the same or will i have to scrap the whole idea
all the expert help me out please before my patients go of as i don't wanna ruin my hardwork
 

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The bg is naturally boyant and will float. Typically people will use silicone to adhere the bg to the glass of the tank. Then fill the tank and let the bg cure. Others are experimenting with the use of magnets to help secure the bg to the tank. You could try to remove some of the styrofome from the back of the bg and then fill the void with concrete. Doing that will reduce the boyancy, but I don't know if that would be enough to make it sink.

Bottom line is that foam/concrete bg's float. You have to use something to keep them under water.
 

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but I have fishes in my tank is it fine If I keep the fishes In the bathtub till the bg cures will the fishes stay properly as they are cichlids I would put in the air pump and power head filter and all the stones and do regular water changes the way I have been practicing I need the opinion i have 2 giraffe 2 blue peacock 2 crabro 5 kenyi 4 jewel 3 blue dolphin in 48"x18"x24" ht and the bathtub is of 60"x 18"x24"
 
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