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I was trying to make something like this:I wouldn't try it, what are you trying to float?
He used a grid and siliconed hardscape to it with a type of arm holding it in place, which was mounted outside of the tank if I remember correctly. It gives the illusion that it's floating in the tank, while being fastened in place. I'd forget about "floating" the island, because a floating top-heavy island of hardscape and doom bouncing off the glass panels in a tank sounds like a really bad idea, and give the illusion it floats like the artist did.I was trying to make something like this:
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The person who made the scape said he used a grid for the base of the island and my mind immediately jumped to chicken wire.
I'm just mad at myself for not thinking this through before buying a huge roll of wire
I'll see if I can find some solid plastic mesh, the store I was at had plastic mesh but it was way too soft to hold its shape.
That's the stuff! With a little work and a heat gun I think you could mold it too if you want a more complex shape than easilydone with eggcrate.Embroidery mesh like this? With the largest holes you can find. Could even cut them larger if needed.
I used one of these as a divider in my tank one time. Definitely sturdy enough (the hard plastic type).
Nah pumice you're only looking at days before it sinks. I have a football sized rock in my tank. Only took a weekish to sink. Nice and light in the tank though.If you want a real floating island you can use pumice stone. Eventually the stone will become waterlogged and sink, though.