DIY Aquarium Background

This artificial rockscape attempts to recreate a setting of layered sedimentary rock where uneven and broken surfaces provide unintentional opportunity for plants to take root and schools of fish to thrive...

Hypertufa & Concrete Faux Rocks

Hypertufa & Concrete Faux Rocks November 14, 2008 by Claudia Brownlie / 2 Comments Faux Rock Guidelines for Successful Projects Making artificial, or faux rock is a viable alternative to shopping around (and probably spending a lot of money) to find just the right rocks or boulders for your landscape design...

How To Make Waterfall With Fake Rocks

May 22, 2009· Build the form of the rocks with molding foam, not wood Lighter, easier to shape and will not be damaged over time from the moisture being released from the concrete...

Water Features

Concrete Water Features How to use "faux rock" made of concrete to create stunning backyard waterscapes By Anne Balogh, ConcreteNetwork Columnist Artificial rocks made of concrete or other materials are a dramatic yet economical way to enhance water features, landscapes, buildings, and ,...

QUIKRETE®

2: Mix a batch of concrete for the first section, following the product directions (see page 33 to add color, as we have done here) Place the form at the start of your path and level it, if desired Shovel the wet concrete into the form to fill each cavity...

Mixing concrete

Artificial Rock Concrete Mix Recipe Mixing concrete - the most important step in artificial rock making Mixing concrete is no different than baking a cake If you do not put the right ingredients into the mix it will not turn out properly In fact, mixing and curing a batch of concrete is virtually identical to mixing and baking a cake...

Cement and Concrete

Cement is a fine-grained compound that turns into a solid when mixed with water Cement is used to bind mixtures of materials into a composite sol Concrete is a mixture of cement, sand, and gravel That is, cement is the glue of concrete...

Mortar for Stonework

Get a bag of type N masonry cement if you can, type S will do if you can't find N Mix one part cement with three parts masonry sand, pretty much any sand that will go through an eighth inch screen Make the mix as stiff as you can, it will moisten up when you put the trowel to it and will be easier to clean up...

Hypertufa: Lightweight, Artificial "Do

The mix described here for making your own was developed by Ernie Whitford, an avid rock gardener in Colorado Making your own trough requires an afternoon of work and several weeks of patience as the mixture cures thoroughly...

A Guide to Masonry Skills: Mixing and Using Cement

MOTHER's Handbook shares a homeowner's lesson in masonry and the art of mixing and using cement Includes a trial cement mix, knowing how to mix cement and the power of using mortar...

1 Set of 24 Molds to Make Drystack Ledgestone Rock, ODL

1 Set of 16 Molds to Make Drystack Ledgestone Rocks, ODL-02 33 out of 5 stars 4 $9995 Next , They used bags of pre-mix concrete to make their stone, some concrete color, which is available in our store, and followed our simple instructions , But my faux rocks turned out terrible I just bit the bullet and bought professional made faux ....

Making Mortar More Sticky

Jun 25, 2006· If it's phoney stone either use a 25 to 1 then add thinset to the mix as desired or use spec mixFor real stone use the 2,5 to 1 mix with about a quarter shovel of lime per half bag to stop the water bleedingUse only enough water to make it workableLay the stone up without buttering the backs,then parge the back of the layed stone and wall filling the gap as the morter setsDon't wet the ,...

How to Make a Hollow Faux Rock Cover

Oct 04, 2009· Here, I create a hollow faux rock to cover the d, Objects such as well heads can be unsightly and pose a tripping hazard This is my solution to this problem...

GFRC Mix and Materials

Traditional spray-up GFRC is a low water-cement ratio mix Most decorative GFRC products, other than artificial rocks, are made with a two-layer process with a very thin (1/8 to 3/16 inch) face coat and a thicker backing layer...

QUICK EASY CHEAP Make your own Fake ROCKS !

Mar 12, 2012· mooreconceptshomestead Richard Moore takes you through step by step making Artificial Fake Rocks with Concrete The potential is endless - waterfalls, large rocks, small rocks, natural ....

Cast stone

Cast stone or reconstructed stone is a concrete masonry product simulating natural-cut stone and is used in architectural applications Cast stone is used for architectural features: trim, or ornament; facing buildings or other structures; and for garden ornaments...

Recipes for Fake Rock

Mix the Portland cement, sphagnum moss, and Pearlite in equal parts by volume A 12-inch diameter rock will require a 1-lb coffee can of each dry ingredient Add water until the mixture has the consistency of brown sugar (moist and sticky) -- not soupy...

how to mix cement for making artificial rock

How to Mix Cement For Making Artificial Rock | Cement and Mixing cement is a great skill for everyone to have Here is a simple recipe for a mortar concrete that is very strong and can be used for a wide variety of pur....

How to Build a Stone Walkway in 14 Easy Steps

The main thing to remember when making your selection is that the ideal material for this project will consist of the largest, flattest solid rocks you can find and maneuver A 2-inch thickness should be considered the minimum; in my instructions below, I go with a 3-inch thickness...

Making Rock

The Cement Recipe 60 LB bag of mortar mix 1 gallon bucket of Portland Cement 1 gallon bucket of "Mortar Clay" 1/4 bottle of concrete color, optional foundation color The recipe isn't exact and you can add more or less of each item...

Best Faux Rock Recipe

Waterproof & Super Tough Hypertufa Faux Rocks If you want to make super tough artificial rocks use this no-fail faux rock recipe This hypertufa recipe is an excellent choice for any garden art object you wish to fabricate that will come into contact with constant ground water/moisture; if you live in climates where you experience freezes and thaws; or where you will be walking upon the rocks ....

DIY Concrete Aquarium Rocks | Animals

DIY rocks are primarily made from concrete, the cured mix of cement, aggregate and water Purchase a cement mix from your local hardware store A limestone-based aggregate works best...