Resin for Mould/Background

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    Pieter Geldenhuys

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    Hi Ladies and GentsI would like to know what type of resin can I use to make a custom background/mould that will fit inside my tank.I need something that will last must be pretty strong and not kill all my fish Please help meThanks in advancePieter
     
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    Normally its carved/ sculpted from either a polyurethane or polystyrene foam and then painted.
     
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    HI JwhI know it gets done that way most of the time but I have an idea I really want to tryFibre glass resin is it poisonous as you get koi ponds made of fibre glass
     
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    The make water tanks out of it as well, I think it would be fine, you would have to let it cure properly and probably let it soak for a while to ensure all the volatiles are gone
     
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    Fibre glass is perfect for this !!!
     
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    It depends what you've used to carve the background. You can use epoxy on polystyrene, but definitely not polyester resin. You'll end up with a gooey mess.
     
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    going to be following this one. I have seen people also use cement but that can cause problems over time.
     
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    Cool thanks gentsLet me play around with the idea and I will keep you up to dateMy idea is to take a piece of granite smash it in to pieces and put the pieces in the resin and have it set and like that creating a background or something like that or make a mould and cover the mould with gravel or some kind of stone
     

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