Using Floral Foam for waterfall construction?

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Old 08-08-10, 05:00 PM
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Using Floral Foam for waterfall construction?

Someone told my wife you can use floral foam to carve out a small indoor waterfall.
OK this stuff is not waterproof. So how do you go about sealing it or did she get bad information?
 
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Old 08-10-10, 05:14 AM
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I have seen various foams used to create artificial waterfalls and rock structures. They are carved roughly to shape and covered with fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin and then painted. It's not difficult but not particularly easy and requires some experience and artistic talent to get something realistic looking.
 
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I assume this waterfall will be inside the aquarium you asked about in the other thread. Since the waterfall does not have to contain the water it would be easy to just glue real rocks together to form the falls.
 
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Old 08-10-10, 11:27 AM
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OK, that may work too but won't water saturate the floral foam and allow water to run through it?
I think her intention is to try to cut and shape the foam to get what she wants with it.
And this will be inside an aquarium, about 60 gallons worth I think that we got pretty cheap.
She is going to put plants inside too I guess.
 
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