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Old 08-04-2011, 10:39 PM   #11
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Alright here is the pic from tonight. I should be able to finish it up tomorrow. I"m going to close off the top after it's about 3-4 inches taller and have a little cave up there.

I had taken it when it was dark outside so the lighting is really poor sorry about that.
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Looks sweet to me.
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what a great idea..thanks
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That is really nice! The fishies are going to love it.
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:41 AM   #15
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Alright here is the pic from tonight. I should be able to finish it up tomorrow. I"m going to close off the top after it's about 3-4 inches taller and have a little cave up there.

I had taken it when it was dark outside so the lighting is really poor sorry about that.
That's pretty sweet looking, good job man gives me more ideas lol
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:03 AM   #16
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One good way I've cleaned my rocks that I've picked up out of rivers and off the side of the road is to hang the bucket in a tree in my yard. Then stick the garden hose in the bucket by the side of the rocks and just let it flow for a while, you will notice the water finally come clear. One of the larger ones I had to boil and repeat before the dirty stuff came off.

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Oh and very very cool man. Looks great.
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yeah I'm planning to put a flat surface over the top and then building a small cave on top of the platform. The only thing I'm worried about is the integrity of the legs. I'm trying to figure out some way to reinforce them.
Take a plate and put some silicone on it (preferably one you can bend) and then take a bunch of gravel and squish it on there and set you structure on it and silicone it to the gravel
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Final Product! I just have to let it cure and soak now and it will be in the tank. I plan on putting some java moss all over it and some Jungle Val behind it to give it a more natural look.

It stands around 14" tall. The base is around 8" wide and the top cave itself is about 4-5" tall and about the same deep.
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thats awesome! now to add a sentence giving me 15 characters
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thats awesome! now to add a sentence giving me 15 characters
Agree. Very nice structure
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