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Old 07-02-2012, 11:11 PM   #31
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I see a face as well as the wolf lol I put an arrow where the face is



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Old 07-03-2012, 12:00 AM   #32
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Haha, I see both of them, too. Totally not intentional, I just took a sponge and a paper plate with some different shades of paint on it and went to town. Did the whole back in maybe half an hour, just dabbing different mixes of shades around. I like how hidden stuff can pop out of random patterns like that. I had a leopard print shower curtain when I was a kid that I could see so many odd faces and shapes in, and I loved it. I'm sure I'll be finding loads of things in the randomness of the background.

Thanks for all of the compliments! I'm personally very happy with how it came out, and I'm really happy to hear that everyone following along thinks it looks good. I just can't wait to show it off when it is complete with sand, water, rocks, and fish! I picked up 6 juvenile angelfish already, they are in the 20 gallon for now, just waiting for the big tank to be filled.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:57 PM   #33
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Just made some polymer clay terraces to add some interest to my sand bed! I'm going to rinse the sand I got yesterday in a little while, but first I'm going to let my hands stop hurting from messing with the clay. The brand I got was pretty firm, and hard to roll out. I should have the tank up and running tonight!

Also, my boyfriend and our roommate both saw the wolf. Also, we discovered the words pop out when something dark is behind them, so I'm adding another layere of paint to make them a little more visible. Kind of amazing that my boyfriend could see the words when a shadow was behind them, too, because he is about as colorblind as a person can be!
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:14 AM   #34
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It's up and running! Pics will be up when it clears a little more.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:25 AM   #35
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Aaaaaaand here it is! Still needs to clear up and there is some decor I still need to get in there, but it is filled up and my fish are in it!



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Old 07-04-2012, 12:25 PM   #36
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Cool to see the evolution.
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:33 PM   #37
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More pictures, as requested! I really like how I got it to look with the two lights, I have a natural light bulb and a plant light bulb, each in a different fixture, one behind the other. I can change up the lighting and it makes a cool effect when both are on. Still waiting for it to fully clear up, though. Now I can't wait to get some more fish in there! I have a handful of guppies, three angelfish, some mystery snails, and some ghost shrimp. Going to get some Cories when I find some I like, and maybe a school of something pretty. I'd like to find a small Pleco for the tank, too. Maybe a bristlenose or a pitbull if I can find one.
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:39 PM   #38
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Looks great! Can't wait to see it after the water clears.
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:37 AM   #39
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Update! I ordered some baby angelfish and some baby bristlenose plecos. I'm going to let them age a little, and hopefully pair up, then the others are going to the LFS for store credit. Built a slate structure that is curing now, and the tank has cleared. I'm going to put my new filter on the tank tomorrow hopefully, depending on whether or not I feel like standing up any after work tomorrow. Worked a 9 and a half hour shift today, which is pretty long as a server seeing as we don't really get breaks and spend the whole time on our feet, and I have someone to train tomorrow. But at least I get off work at a decent time, so hopefully I can give my tanks some attention.



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