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* The use of black silicone facilitates the camouflage of possible defects that allow the polystyrene to be visualized.
* The use of cyanoacrylate type adhesives dissolves the foam, they are not valid for this technique.
** The use of pieces larger than that size makes handling and adhesion very difficult.


MISTAKES OF THE TECHNIQUE:
- Styrofoam is sometimes not enough to hold all the weight of the stone. Next time it will be better to use extruded polystyrene.

ADVANTAGES OF THE TECHNIQUE:
- You can achieve almost every shape you want using stones (better to use easy to break ones)

DRAWBACKS:
- Time demanding.

 

 

Styrofoam base before final adjustement.

 

 

 

 

 

First stages of the process. Please note these are 6 different pieces. They were moved to the tank separately and then fixed with inoxsteel and silicone.

 

In here two of the secrets, enough space for soil to grow rotalas. And a 6 pieces structure.
* Check in the final photos that rotala roots have past the styrofoam and the rocks and are hanging from the towers.

Author: Juan Puchades / Spain

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