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Craig
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PostPosted: 2004.09.21(Tue)22:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is so cool! I've been thinking about what I want for a background and this looks like it. I haven't been through the whole thread yet...so I hope you give a lot of details on how to make something like this!

Excellent...

Oh wow...just got done reading the thread. That was quite a project. Awesome.
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PostPosted: 2004.09.21(Tue)23:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad every one likes how its going:)

manda_xox I think I will setup the tank so I can the lighting you see and also full bright lighting and maybe even moonlight LEDs so that way I can change the lighting to my mood or what I think the fish need.

Craig if you have any questions on details I left out etc just let me know I will be glad to help:)

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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PostPosted: 2004.09.21(Tue)23:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

burning the midnight oil are we, glad to here everthing is coming along smoothly and glad to hear your leaning toward the silver dollars. I really love them ,but I love my plants just a little better.
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PostPosted: 2004.09.22(Wed)0:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you think it will hold up over time as the water permeates it...or is its covering layer waterproof?

I'll have to look around on the net to see what I can find as far as archeological ruins. I don't think I could do anything quite as ambitious as yours...or as big. My tanks about half the size so if I do something similar I'll try to limit the thickness to under 3 inches. Maybe some small columns....ooooooooo...maybe a small section of the Palace of Minos the Minoans built on Crete.
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PostPosted: 2004.09.22(Wed)8:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Craig that would be interesting. I think it wouldlook cool to have the base one 1 large column broken and cracked against a weather worn wall.

I think its going to hold up well. The Quikrete that I used is rated to repair concrete water tanks etc and the person I got the idea from (see thread) has had his going for around a year.
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PostPosted: 2004.09.24(Fri)0:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: 2004.09.24(Fri)7:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

at first I thought they were real. Very Happy I was like Shocked . it was beautiful, really. if you didn't say the word " photoshop ", I will definitely believe that they were real. you have a good art skils, sulla. I am really impressed.
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PostPosted: 2004.09.24(Fri)22:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just can't wait to get done so I can put some fish in the thing:)
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PostPosted: 2004.09.28(Tue)18:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I finaly added water today:) Also I didn't like the 10,000k / deepblue bulks so I am switching to 67,000k lights to have a more natural look. I figure by early next week I will have the first fish in the aquarium if all goes well.
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PostPosted: 2004.09.28(Tue)18:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

can't wait to see it! how are you going to cycle it?
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