Watch us build a custom rock structure - riptide aquaculture llc

Watch us build a custom rock structure

Building a custom rock structure for your new Reef Tank can seem like a daunting task. However in recent years, new products have become available that simplify the process. Making it even easier to construct an amazing habitat your fish will love as much as you do. In the video below we demonstrate the construction process we use to build rock structures.

Carib Sea's Life rock,

Carib Sea's Life rock,

As you can see from the video there are a few things that make the process easier.

  1. Gloves, because safety first!!! These are chemicals after all.

  2. A good work space with your aquarium dimensions taped out is a big help.
  3. things to prop the rocks in place while you bond them together. (in this case we used PVC, but anything will work).
  4. Clean mixing containers for your StoneFix. This is important as using dirty mixing containers will add lumps and make clean, strong bonds unlikely.
  5. large popsicle sticks; they’re cheap and disposable. We used theses to add StoneFix to the mixing containers, mix the StoneFix, apply the StoneFix to the bonding area.
  6. Nice Rocks! We used 40 lbs. of Carib Sea's Life rock, a four pack of CaribSea arches, a 20 lbs box of their Belize branch, and lastly 20 lbs box of their Shapes – arches and tunnels 


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David Tannenbaum
in the last week

Just got my first order in. Came the next day. Packaging was perfectly done and better than many other coral dealers. Each was clearly ID'd in specimen jars with care instructions for each one individually. The prior day I hadn't specified a delivery date (which is a great feature) and they called me to verify. Absolutely flawless experience and I'll be back. Really reasonable prices on corals as well. Worth every penny.

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a month ago

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Daniel Zia
a month ago

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Mark Stover
a month ago

I just ordered 9 coral during Riptides recent reef2reef tiki sale. I requested they be delivered on a set day, but they realized that it may be too cold for shipping so they requested that it be moved out a week. The following week they shipped on time and the packaging was excellent. Heat pack inside the styrofoam box kept the coral warm in transit and each coral was triple bagged. They all were healthy and looked great when they arrived. One was kind of small, but I can’t really complain as it was only $5 during the sale. Overall I was very pleased with the entire process. I would highly recommend them.

a month ago

Really fun buying during the Tiki Torch Sale! (That may be the wrong name 🤷). Regardless, the sale was a ton of fun and I got some really amazing pieces for a crazy good price. They had crazy $5 specials, just had to be fast enough. You could win three of them, and you have to buy three at discounted prices. Really awesome selection, got way more than three at the prices they had. Really great shipping, worked around my schedule. Due to weather delays, several orders came in today so I received about 35 pieces total. The packaging was really well done and getting these guys settled into the tank was a breeze. All of them are mostly out in just a couple of hours. So awesome! Not a single complaint for these guys! Will be back for the next sale.