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    Could do just normal plastic with a metal base to weight it down.
    Hypertufa looks a lot nicer though. Id go with that.
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    Thanks for all of the replies!

    I made one yesterday! Super excited about how it may turn out. I didn't go with the hypertufa. Just straight concrete for the first one. If the first one turns out ok I will try the hypertufa. I didn't find the Portland concrete until after I had already started the first one. Plus I was this thing as tough as possible!

    Still in the mold currently. I brought it inside to cure in a warmer atmosphere. Man is this thing heavy! I will take it out of the mold tomorrow and continue letting it cure. Then I will shove it outside to weather a bit before the spring! By then all of the leeching would have already happen by the time I add the ceph.

    I'll post a pic when I get it out of the mold.

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    If the piece is a sizable one, you'd be better off leaving it in the mold and kept moist. The longer the chemical reaction can continue, the stronger the piece should be.
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    All done!


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    Very cool..

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    I wouldn't trust a few months of outdoor exposure to knock down the alkalinity sufficiently to give a pH suitable for acid loving cps. Before you plant anything in it, plug any drain holes and fill it with cp suitable water. Let it sit a day and then check the pH of the water. You might be surprised at how high it still is. The procedure for cement stuff used for fish is to soak it in a solution of muriatic acid in water.
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