Jestersix

Ashburn's 187g endgame tank

ashburn2k

Supporting Member
It’s ceramic, so nothing I would worry about. Just do a good scrub down.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
 

sfsuphysics

BOD
Staff member
The glaze side is what I would be most worried about, but then it's all based on color, white tiles probably are titanium dioxide or something similar, green or blue tiles however those more likely than not have some sort of copper in them to give them that color. If you're really worried about them though a bench grinder or angle grinder on the glazed side to remove it, and just soak them in a bucket of tank water for a day or so.
 

NelsonCh

Guest
Man what a smart idea.... tiles are so much cheaper than these damn frag disks. Arent there unglazed tiles? They are even cheaper!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

sfsuphysics

BOD
Staff member
Actually unglazed are often more expensive because they tend to be made thicker. That said, a quick look at Home Depot's website shows an unglazed tile at about $3.60 a square foot (they may be cheaper than that even), and if you chop it into 2" squares that's still 36 pieces, or about 10 cents a "frag plug"

That said, how much money are you really going to save? You might as well get some dry base rock and slice it on a tile saw into small discs, at least then you can be a bit more confident of what the material is made out of.
 

RandyC

Supporting Member
The glaze side is what I would be most worried about, but then it's all based on color, white tiles probably are titanium dioxide or something similar, green or blue tiles however those more likely than not have some sort of copper in them to give them that color. If you're really worried about them though a bench grinder or angle grinder on the glazed side to remove it, and just soak them in a bucket of tank water for a day or so.
If the glaze worries you, try 3x6" travertine tiles. It's what I use in my frag tanks. Travertine is just natural limestone, so shouldn't cause any problems. Not as cheap as the ceramic tiles though.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/MSI-Bol...ll-Tile-1-sq-ft-case-THDW3-T-CH3X6T/100664325
 

rygh

Webmaster
Staff member
I wonder if you could cement/epoxy aragonite sand to those.
Make it very natural looking.
 

ashburn2k

Supporting Member
your sps is dying... green slimer?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
not dying, it's just a very slow STN and i suspect its caused by moving it from one tank to another and different light upssets it. but it has been stopped. and no not a green slimer
 

NelsonCh

Guest
wow lucky. whenever the base turns white for me, the top goes right after. The ones I am able to save are the ones where I have to cut off the white and reglue


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
Top