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Fake Rocks - Your opinion please
#1
Greetings.

- I have bought these, I have 3

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Now I am not sure if they will match both in colour and in shape with a rain forest environment, what do you think?
- Do they look too Scandinavian? (They are made in Sweden.)
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And second because I am colour blind... (Seriously.)
(But I can tell when I see a dart...) Wink
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- Plan was to use them part on the back wall, and water feature.
Flemming, Denmark.

http://www.regnskoven.dk/en/nature-cons ... de-sumaco/
(In English, about conservancy in Ecuador)
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#2
I think they'll do fine. by the time you get some "vines" over them etc or plants around them, they'll blend in.
Derek
1.5 kids and a bunch of frogs
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#3
Thank you Derek.

- I know them to work well with cichlid tanks... Not exactly the same, but I kinda just ordered them "as usual" (!)

The one on top is seen outer left on pic below...
Flemming, Denmark.

http://www.regnskoven.dk/en/nature-cons ... de-sumaco/
(In English, about conservancy in Ecuador)
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#4
Flemming,

A lot of people put time into various backgrounds only to have them covered by vining or shingling plants. It all depends on where and how you intend to display them. They look fine and as long as they will hold up in high humidity and water soaked conditions, they should be excellent. They look "natural". I would also encourage plant rooting and growth on them, though. They will then look even more "natural".
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#5
Mmmm, yes... Something like this?
- I kinda had the answer in my own aquarium didn´t I?? (!) Tongue :wink:

I just didn´t want the shapes to stand out too much... If there is such a thing! :roll: :wink:

- They will stand those soaked conditions as they are made of "great stuff" (PUR, polyerethane.)
Flemming, Denmark.

http://www.regnskoven.dk/en/nature-cons ... de-sumaco/
(In English, about conservancy in Ecuador)
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#6
Closing the thread with some random pics. hope you´ll enjoy even they are not frogs! (!) Wink

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Flemming, Denmark.

http://www.regnskoven.dk/en/nature-cons ... de-sumaco/
(In English, about conservancy in Ecuador)
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#7
"Update" Wink

- I have been looking arround for some biotope pic´s, and decided not to use those I had first planned to use! (!) Tongue

Instead I will make them myself as I believe I can make them to look more like those from the true habitat, and not from Sweden! (!) :lol:

This is from the Zoo in my signature, and the maker also sels the materials to DIY:
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- And this link is Rio Tigre:
http://www.osaadventures.com/images/Bonnywater.jpg

Link to the maker of the Zoo rocks:
http://www.makemake.dk/default.asp?menu=63

Wish me luck! Big Grin
Flemming, Denmark.

http://www.regnskoven.dk/en/nature-cons ... de-sumaco/
(In English, about conservancy in Ecuador)
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#8
I clicked on your link and got an error...but not a big deal. Regarding rocks, the toughest part for me was being patient. Waiting for the cement to dry, layer after layer, soaking in vinegar etc... it takes time. Painting the rocks was tough for me too, I'm not as creative as most of the people I've seen on the forums.
derek
1.5 kids and a bunch of frogs
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#9
DKOOISTRA Wrote:I clicked on your link and got an error...but not a big deal. Regarding rocks, the toughest part for me was being patient. Waiting for the cement to dry, layer after layer, soaking in vinegar etc... it takes time. Painting the rocks was tough for me too, I'm not as creative as most of the people I've seen on the forums.
derek

Hmmm, works here (!)
- But you didn´t miss anything as it turns out, only "Home" is in English... Amateurs! (!) :lol:

Have it in my native language then: :wink:
http://www.makemake.dk/default.asp?menu=146 "Pic heavy" Tongue

- It should have consistance as clay to work with, they say...
Flemming, Denmark.

http://www.regnskoven.dk/en/nature-cons ... de-sumaco/
(In English, about conservancy in Ecuador)
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#10
The link probably got lost somewhere in the mid-Atlantic...
Derek
1.5 kids and a bunch of frogs
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#11
DKOOISTRA Wrote:The link probably got lost somewhere in the mid-Atlantic...
Derek

Does second link not work either?
Flemming, Denmark.

http://www.regnskoven.dk/en/nature-cons ... de-sumaco/
(In English, about conservancy in Ecuador)
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#12
Flemish Wrote:
DKOOISTRA Wrote:The link probably got lost somewhere in the mid-Atlantic...
Derek

Does second link not work either?
Flemish i can see the second link and am very curious about these products as we make all our own rocks,out of polystyrene and other products made by ENT in Germany, plus some Stu ingenutity Big Grin ....could you outline the process of making these rocks for me ,the transaltion i am getting is confusing
thanks
Stu
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#13
Hi Stu.

- Aye, of course I will... I will try and make you a translation that works to the best of my understanding, will do tomorrow! Tongue
Flemming, Denmark.

http://www.regnskoven.dk/en/nature-cons ... de-sumaco/
(In English, about conservancy in Ecuador)
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#14
As promissed Stu, a short translation.

- It comes in bags consisting of 20 kilo´s
http://shop.zooply.dk/product.asp?product=34

They also have a package #1
http://shop.zooply.dk/product.asp?product=65
- It has 5 colour samples, colour fix, and a bag of fibres to add strength to the rocks.
1x 20 kilo´s concrete.

The colour samples is powder, and colour fix is used to make the paint.
- One bag covers 100x100 centimeters, in 1 cm´s thick layer.

Package #2:
http://shop.zooply.dk/product.asp?product=63

It comes with 2 litres of colour fix
- And 6 colour samples of 400 grams each.
3x 20 kilo´s concrete.

A memrane is also sold, for water features:
http://shop.zooply.dk/product.asp?product=35

3x 20 kilo´s is also offered:
http://shop.zooply.dk/product.asp?product=87

Fibre:
http://shop.zooply.dk/product.asp?product=60

Colours:
http://shop.zooply.dk/group.asp?group=9

How to:
http://www.makemake.dk/default.asp?menu=149


To sum it all up:
http://www.makemake.dk/default.asp?menu=76


If this does not answer to your question, feel free to ask!
Flemming, Denmark.

http://www.regnskoven.dk/en/nature-cons ... de-sumaco/
(In English, about conservancy in Ecuador)
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#15
Flemming thank you for the time,taken on this,so far no deep questions have arisen for me,but in time as i dwell on whether this might be applicable to what we are doing,things might well change :wink: As you know we already make our own rocks,pigments and colour are my biggest issues,with making them more realistic,which is why i appreciate your help with this subject and this different method of working so much.
thakyou again for your time and help,it is a good hobby we have joined where people go to so much trouble for others so they can do the best for their frogs
belucky
Stu
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