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Old 12-15-2011, 02:02 AM   #1
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3d faux rock background

It's been a long time coming but tonight I put in the substrate and filled it. (I let the background soak for a day with no substrate first. Ph = tap water Ph (8) after 24 hours. Ammonia 1 ppm.) Rena Filstar xp4 and Aquaclear 70 HOB both primed and started without a hitch. Heater heating, bubbler bubbling. WE HAVE LIFTOFF!
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:50 AM   #2
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That looks great!!
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:21 AM   #3
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Thanks! I'm like a kid at Christmas right now.
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:13 PM   #4
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That looks beautiful. Great job
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:33 PM   #5
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Added a few plants

I added a few plants over the weekend which seem unaffected by my clumsy cycling efforts.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:27 PM   #6
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Wow dude I'm so impressed with the background where did u get it or how did you make it I would love one in my Malawi tank
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:38 PM   #7
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Wow dude I'm so impressed with the background where did u get it or how did you make it I would love one in my Malawi tank
Hi I'll second that question Looks AWESOME
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Thanks! I'm really delighted with how it turned out. I followed the directions found at Faux Stone Aquarium Background at Ken's Aquariums & Pond

The marine resin was a bit expensive but well worth it IMO. Carving the styrofoam was way more difficult than I anticipated. I broke several heat tools and other sundry things trying to get what I wanted. But in the end all the work was worth it. Only now I am lusting after better lighting... lol.
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I also created the foreground pieces at the same time with the same process so it would look uniform, and just siliconed them to the floor of the tank. I just have a few mollies in there at the moment but they seem to be really enjoying their new home.
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Nicely done - should be killer once you get some major plant growth going.
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