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Old 05-08-2015, 12:03 PM   #11
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If you're doing a freshwater sand waterfall tank you should put a panther crab or 2 in there. They're pretty rare but I know certain places that have them like Aquariumfish.net.
ive looked them up in the past, they are neat but NOTHING like that lasts as its usually eaten after it molts. I had really nice Japonica shrimp and they were big but eventually got eaten. I have actually been looking for a viper shrimp.
On the flip side when it gets big (or rather if) wouldnt I have to worry about my plants and fish being torn up?

working on my background this weekend. Just got my tint material from amazon last night.
Going to try a partial 3 backdrop accented with open spots of black and plants. Really want to go with some micro swords again.
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Here's where I got today. Gotta put accent and finish coats on but also start the other prices and waterfall.

Lost my gourami today

Was cleaning the tank this morning and something spooked him while the water was low and he leapt out of the water and railed himself on my light. He knocked himself good and passed later in the day.

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Old 05-10-2015, 09:36 PM   #13
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Tank is looking good.

Sorry about the gourami.. Poor little guy.


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Old 05-12-2015, 07:24 AM   #14
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added shadowing. This is still when the black was wet.
Looked at it this morning and its dulled down nicely. Looks good.
Now I have to add the red tints. Started carving out some pieces for my waterfall but I think Im gonna scrap them for a different design.




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dont meant to keep posting but it doesnt let you edit after a certain time.
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Old 05-12-2015, 04:24 PM   #16
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Looking good!


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Old 05-28-2015, 08:20 AM   #17
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STILL working on just the decor.

Here we go. The main piece is painted and I started working on the waterfall. The one all the way to the right is a spray foam piece I abandoned that WAS going to be the watefall but I just didnt think it matched. I honestly like the way it looks as a piece on its own but not for this. Ill put it to the side or just dump it. Unless someone wants it lol.

The non painted carvings are my new waterfall. Im just trying to figure out how to arrange them. Im also coming up with a couple idea so these pieces will weigh themselves in place without needing to be siliconed to the glass semi permanently.

I think my carving skills got a bit better and I was thinking of fixing a few of the stones on my first piece but then I also know Im attaching moss and plants to it so they will cover a bit of it anyway.



I was thinking of actually getting some HEAVY duty suction cups and some plastic nuts and bolts form my local hardware store to suction the pieces on the glass.
Then I thought maybe attaching a bottom and weighing it with gravel.
Also just thought of siliconing a piece of stainless or something to the back and using that as a weight.
Right now the suction cups seem like the best idea. I just dont want to have to tear everything down to get the pieces out if something happens.
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I think the coolest part of this tank that's going to last a long time is the fact YOU made a lot of what was in it. Not many people can say they made the decor in their tank.


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Old 05-30-2015, 06:19 PM   #19
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Here the water fall painted up

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Old 08-02-2015, 10:59 PM   #20
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Wow an update that this tank still exists!!!!
Made the skeleton for my stand today.
I'm thinking of making it a pull out finished shell for front and sides and leaving the back open

Just high enough to put my canister under it. Hopefully my co2 canisters will fit and everything can be hidden.

Best part is all the 4x came free, 2x was lying around from other house jobs and brackets were lying around.
Could drive my truck up it!


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