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Old 10-12-2004, 02:02 AM   #71
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your tank is beautiful!!! truly impressive!

I have just finished a smaller version. A 10 gallon tank. just to try the process out. I think it turned out ok and it's nice to have on my computer desk. I will be putting in a few demonsoni s in a week or so.
let me know what you guys think.
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Old 10-12-2004, 11:44 AM   #72
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being only a 10 gallon tank, i just have a small penguin biowheel hanging on the back, and a small power head hidden to move the water. the caves are all inter connected. my ph never got above 8 and i just used some ph balance chemical and have had no problem. the fish that are in there are just a yellow lab and an albino zebra. they were the smallest that were in my 35 gallon hex. i wanted to try this out because i want to try it in a 37 gallon tall for my jack dempsey. i don't have alot of space in the house right now, so i have to go with smaller size tanks, but hopefully i can have a fish room when we move and am looking forward to a 125 fresh and a 125 reef.
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Old 10-15-2004, 12:36 AM   #73
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added the drift wood, just cut a small piece off of a larger piece i got cheap off of ebay. fish are doing just fine and have really taken to the caves and enjoy hanging out under the wood. think i'll wait about a week before i take these out and put in the permanent members. can't decide whether to get a pair of kribensis or a pair of p. demasoni, or maybe one of each...hmmm
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Old 10-16-2004, 05:05 AM   #74
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Foam purchase

The background is fantastic. Thank you for sharing the project with us.

What was the type of foam, it's starting dimensions and where did you buy or aquire such a large piece? Was it a solid piece or laminated?

I want to get organized for my large tank background but I'm having a hard time finding solid pieces of foam in the dimensions I'll need.

Thanks again
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Old 10-18-2004, 02:25 AM   #75
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i just finished a background in my 90 gallon hap tanks,ill post some pics when i get ahold of my friends camera
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Old 10-18-2004, 10:01 AM   #76
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awesome, look forward to seeing the pics.

Just a note everyone: Please post the pics of your projects in a seperate thread so we don't hijack Sulla's thread devoted to his efforts. Thanks all!
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Old 10-18-2004, 09:53 PM   #77
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soory...didn't meean to steeal thunder
this is actually about the third or fourth time i have ever posted on a message board. but will take care to be more civilized in my future attempts...just need to throw out props to sulla for the absolutely amazing tank..nice job man.
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Old 10-27-2004, 02:12 PM   #78
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has it been finished?????? 8O
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Old 11-12-2004, 04:34 PM   #79
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What do you think of using small PVC pipe inset into the back of the styrofoam for the plumbing/heating? This would ensure that the heater didn't touch any styro and gives you interesting options for routing the outflow.
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Well just a quick update. All is going well and the tank is working great. If I did have to change anything I would make the first coats of cement the same color as the top coats so if you ever get flakes nocked off or damage its the same color underneath. I would also make the first layers thicker to help with durability from fish that like to pick at the rocks. Besides that all works fine. Just one word of warning dont make caves where fish can go and you cant get to them when you drain the tank
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