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Old 01-09-2005, 12:55 PM   #1
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3D Background - a different approach

Like many of you, I am weary of the vinyl and paper backgrounds and want to experiment with 3D backgrounds. After looking over the numerous posts and pondering the styrofoam options, it occurred to me that the new faux stonework now available might be useful for aquarium backgrounds.

Has anyone given this a try? If so, are the faux stones safe for tank life.

I am going to pursue creating a rock wall to simulate the rocky walls of the Rift Lakes (my wife and I are raising Cichlids).

If the rock is safe (and there are many different types now) the weight of the faux is a real plus. I am exploring also the mounting surface - perhaps a plastic grid for flourescent lights, sheet of formica, etc. Any of your ideas would be appreciated.

Great forum and I have learned a lot from all of you. Happy New Year.

Your input would be appreciated.
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Old 01-19-2005, 12:46 PM   #2
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Check out this link. I'm thinking of doing this for my cichlid tank, too.

http://www.aquarticles.com/articles/...itt_rocks.html
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30 gal standard 55 lbs LR, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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Old 01-19-2005, 12:57 PM   #3
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another good website

Here's another site - this one is interesting.

http://www.thecichlidgallery.com/art...background.htm
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30 gal standard 55 lbs LR, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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Old 01-19-2005, 01:29 PM   #4
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Thanks for links

Thank you both for the links - the information was excellent.

I have made contact with one of the artificial stone companies and have their MSDS sheet. It looks promising.

I will keep the forum posted on what I learn.
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