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Old 09-15-2004, 02:37 PM   #51
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WOW! Totally awesome! (80's lingo)

That is stuningly beautiful. You are a great artist. I am loving watching the progress. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-17-2004, 11:37 PM   #52
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Well no pictures this time all I have done is glue the background into place using silicone. I also decided to completely cover the ends of the tanks so I siliconed the some of the extra rocks a made to the ends to complete the rock wall. I also started siliconing some rocks in the corners to blend the corners and give the fallen rock/temple look. I next plan on doing all of the hopefully tastfull plastic plants. Any way I hope to have some more pictures soon.

Also while I am working on this I need more feedback on what fish get to make this there nice new home I am thinking mid size to small cichlids like Electric Yellow Labs etc http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...&TopCatId=1825 - http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...&TopCatId=1825 I am also still considering Silver Dollars (To bad I dont still have my Pacu http://www.aquahobby.com/gallery/gdollar.html or even another large Tiger Oscar http://www.thetropicaltank.co.uk/Fishindx/oscar.htm I just dont know any more so please give me feedback


revhtree - Thanks very much I am glad you like it

BillyZ - It almost seems like the plants, substrate and fish are the hard part as I want them to look perfect with the rest of the tank.

malkore - I am considering doing the research and figuring out a way to produce backgrounds. I have only found a few I like and I believe they are like $600 for a tank my size. I have to think there is a cheaper way to make great looking background and I am sure there is a market if the price is right.

Thanks again all for all the great feedback
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Well we are getting close now All "rocks" are siliconed in place and I think I am just about done with the plant layout. I just have a few more small details then I can move it into place and add water. Take a look at the layout of the plants and tell me what you think. Also where the cut is on the left I will have gravel washing out onto the empty spot like running water has been cutting a channel.

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Old 09-20-2004, 09:29 AM   #55
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Looks awesome!

Were you going to leave those in while you cure?
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that dose not look like a fish thank. it looks so real. man i owuld ove to have tht in a fw tank.
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Old 09-22-2004, 02:20 AM   #57
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Glad every one likes how its going

Today I got the secound canister filter an Eheim 2229 I also recieved the two 96 watt Bright Kits from http://www.ahsupply.com/96watt.htm but one of the bulbs was broken. Also today I routed and painted the plywood to go under the stand and put it and the tank into place where its going to stay. Also I setup the Eheim filter on my 29 gallon tank with my other canister filter to get some growth going in the media while I do the water changes in the new tank. And after setting up the one light and letting it run for a while I have decided to put 2 fans on the hood to keep the lights cool. I think that I will use 12v fans and a computer powersupply to run them.
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sulla, don't use a computer powersupply, instead search your house for a 12v transformer, like one you would have for a portable cd player, and use that. it will be alot easier, and save power.

your background is unbelievable, i am very tempted to try something, like everyone else, i can hardly wait to see it with fish swimming around it.
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Thanks for the tip on the power supply

Well nothing new to report just working on some more small things before I add water and start soaking the concrete. But I did get bored and added some fish with photoshop to give an idea of what its going to look like. The fish are not exactly silver dollars but it was the best pic I could find

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I can almost see the sea grass waving back and forth
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