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Old 04-20-2008, 09:23 PM   #11
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Looks great. I can see brightly colored mbuna swimming around in there in my head already.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:25 AM   #12
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:09 PM   #13
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I can't wait to see this tank up and running. IMO it will look amazing.
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:31 PM   #14
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WOw, very cool hardscape. One of the best hardscape preparations I've seen.
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today's activities include epoxy painting styrofoam! sticky mess this is,lol.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:26 PM   #16
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That's quite the project you have going there. Anxious to see how it turns out!
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Don't get any epoxy paint on the car. lol
looking good. cant wait to see it flowing.
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Don't get any epoxy paint on the car. lol
looking good. cant wait to see it flowing.
oops...that's what i've been wiping my brush on,lol.
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sunday update...
rocks glued to flat cave front surfaces


i was going to leave the sharp points alone, figuring they would be fairly invisible, but after looking at it i decided to play it safe. these were tough to glue rocks to and keep in place, so i used nails and clothes pins to keep the rocks set.


i modified a 280 also, mostly due to lack of foresight. it now has clearance over the foam of the back round. i'm going to epoxy the cut piece back on in a horizontal position, to allow water flow over the acrylic.

ohhh...i also vacuumed out all the white sand, to be replaced w/ black.
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tuesday update...almost done folks!
the slate slabs are glued to the tops of the styro...but not glued to each other to allow for install and removal. this way i can lift it out in sections, and still control the bouyancy.
all right side slabs drying on the floor.

left side stacked up.

shot of the side of the left stack

i'll put them in the tank tommorrow, and prolly fill it next week.
sand is now my fave tahitian black moon. i skimped on it, due to cost. i went this route cause i found an extra pale left over from an old tank. total will be only about 60 lbs. i put in just enough to fill the eggcrate. this will keep the styro from sinking into the eggrate, and provide some stability, instead of uneven sand. u can see the two black airstones that will create the waterfall effect. they'll be run on a tired old whisper 60.

the emp 280 mod came out nicely. i basically cut off the bottom lip of the spraybar, and reglued it horizontally w/ plastic epoxy. there are a couple of acrylic braces there to help support it. seems very strong so far.


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