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Discussion in 'Indepth Topics of Disscussion' started by Basile, Nov 23, 2008.

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Pegging Questionaire

Poll closed Nov 23, 2009.
  1. I pegged my rockwork

    5 vote(s)
    38.5%
  2. I did it and had a bad experience about it

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. We need more info on it

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  4. I was affraid to try it

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  5. It was great and it looks great

    4 vote(s)
    30.8%
  6. I used Fidji LR

    4 vote(s)
    30.8%
  7. I used Carribian LR

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. I Used Indonesian

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  9. I used other rock

    4 vote(s)
    30.8%
  10. i used cement work

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  11. I can add more lb of rock by pegging

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. I can reduce the amount of lb by pegging

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  13. The best LR fidgi

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. The best LR Tonga

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  15. Becareful bad things can happen when pegging

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  16. You can pegg with Wood

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. You can only pegg with PVC or airline tubbing

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. I use Combo of tubbing and putty

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. I used combo of putty and Ties

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  20. I use all 3 type to secure my rockwork

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  21. I lost a few corals du to pegging

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Pegging is only for SPS " true"

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Pegging is only for SPS "False"

    4 vote(s)
    30.8%
  24. You must use a cement bit to drill hole

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  25. I pegge Gramma to her chair LOL

    4 vote(s)
    30.8%
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  1. Basile

    Basile Well-Known Member

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    Hi , i just saw some great video on pegging at that site

    Reef Videos

    I thought that a " PEGGING TECHNIQUE CLUB"
    Could be set up here to give ideals on how its done step by step. I'm about to set up my 65 g with thses techniques and hopefully you have done the same and "DOCUMENTED" yours as well. So if you have pictures and the different techniques and ideals you had ,Its here you can show them off.

    Please keep this thread for the pegging community Thank you
     
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  2. Basile

    Basile Well-Known Member

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    Soon i will have my pics for this thread, i'm hopping to see some pros at it so i can practice on my next reef. So let see the pros at it.
     
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  3. leahski

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    hey, great idea for a thread. pegging sounds like a great technique for making cool, otherwise precarious, rockwork. I'd love to see some pictures and hear some stories of success and failure so that i could get my nerves up to try it in my next tank.

    common peggers! lets see your stuff! :)
     
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    Great idea but I just re-scaped.
    I guess you would just drill holes pretty much everywhere so you had them when and where you needed them?
    Looks like it would work really well for SPS or anything on a plug.
     
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  5. Ratpack

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    I am planning to do this with my rock work once I get to that stage with the new tank. Actually, some of the corals in my current tank have the pegs on them now in preparation of moving them to the new tank. Would be great to see the results of others who have tried it.
     
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  6. Basile

    Basile Well-Known Member

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    A good place to watch about pegging Reef Videos . enjoy!
     
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  7. faust

    faust New Member

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    my first attempt at pegging using 1/2 acrylic rod forgive crappy pics
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    That's a cool idea. I might do that in my tank after I move in a few months. How does the airline tubing hold so well? That stuff seems too flexible to hold a coral to a rock. Or do they use a stiffer kind of tubing?
     
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    ooo! well done! you've got some amazing structures going there! sometimes pegged rockwork looks entirely too false to me, but yours looks artsy and cool! (didn't happen to snap any pictures during the process did you?)
     
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  10. faust

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    no pics. what the wife and i did was make a cardboard template of the tank. then we were free to try things with out the confines of being in the tank. once each pillar was done i just set it in the tank
     
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  11. BigAl07

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    I'm a pegger... you're a pegger... wouldn't you like to be a pegger tooooooooo
     
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  12. faust

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    too funny al
     
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  13. Basile

    Basile Well-Known Member

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    Hey man THAT is a great ideal, thanks for it. I'm planning to pegg my LR , but was worried of the tank being scratched or dammage with all the playing around. Keep those ideals comming we need more like this. You rock!!!:woohoo:
     
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  14. faust

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    one other thing, we laid a shower curtain over the template to keep it from getting wet. all my rock was cured so it must be kept wet and out of the tank for the shortest time possible, large bins were filled with the used water change water to hold the rock while we worked. otherwise you can set off a small cycle
     
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    Ok cool good tips.
     
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  16. Ratpack

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    Here is my current tank in cycle. The rock is built with 1/2" fiberglass rod and it is riddled with holes for the 1/4" air line, you can see some of them in the photo. I have some of my corals already in my other tank with the 1/4" air line in them and since it is such a short piece, the rigidity is really good and you will be surprised how strong it. Ofcours once the coral grows and encrusts, the airline will be a irrelevant.

    Sorry for the bad picture. And the center rock is now in the sump and the rock on the right is misleading from the angle, it is not really that then on one end and thick on the other.

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  17. Basile

    Basile Well-Known Member

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    If you do anymore pegging Tim , take some pictures of the process and what materials your using, that be a great way to show and encourage this kind of rockwork. Pics are worth a thousand words. Plus its cool!:golf:

    Keep us updated with pics of your tank additions, this thread need an ongoing pics gallery.
     
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  18. faust

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    just wait till the 140 gets here!!! we have been talking to many lr suppliers in my search for slab rock. the 3 pillars from the 80 will go into the new tank. and i'll get to try out my 18 inch bit. i did the other pillars with a 6 inch bit. i should beable to do a whole pillars with one hole
     
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  19. Ratpack

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    The process is really simple. Use a cordless drill and a small masonry bit that allows for a hole just slightly larger than the air line tubing. Then just drill where you think you will want corals.

    I'll try to get some photos of the corals as I add the pegs and put them up. When I have time, I plan to do a build thread.
     
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  20. Basile

    Basile Well-Known Member

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    Cool, don't forget this thread, its about a pegging club , we need to centralized are inputs, thanks . I'll do mine on this thread when i start my pegging process.:chainsaw: lol
     
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