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post #16 of 109 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 01:38 PM
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Talented woodworker would be a major understatement.
It would be safe to say 99% of people looking at those pictures have no idea what they are looking at or how much time it take to do detailed types of joinery.
Fun stuff, More pictures please and turn your reef tank light on
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post #17 of 109 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 05:22 PM
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Your woodworker does do fine work. His Greene and Greene style not only takes from a pinnacle of the craft, but he does it beautifully.

What an awesome space. I agree though, we need another pictgure or two of the space with all the tanks lit.

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post #18 of 109 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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only one light on on the reef right now. that project is on hold until after i finish up the 300 and all my vivs. the reef has been waiting for 2 years now and i just havent had the fire to start it up yet. i did fill it with water this january so i could move my rock over from the 300. all my corals are in my frag tank in the back. i will dig up some nice viv pics to post in a day or so.
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cant wait to see the rest of your tank!
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post #20 of 109 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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ok i finally got my order of manzanita in and am trying to arrange it in the tank. my goal is to have a background with the manzanita draping down the front looking like exposed roots on a erroded bank with a largish rootmass in tank with a few rocks. im not set on the rock type yet. i was planning on using local quartzite buy im a bit worried that it will look too purplish under the lights that i will be using. btw the one piece that is leaning up against the glass will not be staying there. i am using it as a placeholder for a nicer looking piece that i havent found yet to balance the larger central piece. please let me know any suggestions for scaping you may have i really want to get the look right as once the background is set it wont be moveable. and moving the central pieces is a massive pain is this sized tank. now for a few pics.


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I really love where this tank is going do you have any ideas of what plants you are wanting to use? I like the river bank plan, I can totally see tufts of valiserna and cabomba along the edge in and around the "roots" with moss or something draping off the back walls. The middle/front would be a challenge to me, I'm thinking maybe a carpet of dwarf sag or chain sword? Awesome set up you have there, I'm super jealous of that desk area
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Looks like a pretty good start! i love the root look.

What will you be covering the side walls with?(white diffuser)
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That workstation is just awesome. I can only imagine how maintenance must be like, but it looks to be well worth it. Thumbs up!

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Super sweet! Can't wait to see more.


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post #29 of 109 (permalink) Old 05-30-2013, 05:17 AM Thread Starter
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havent gotten time to get anything done in the tank since the last post. really hitting the crunch time in the veggie and flower gardens. i plan on using foam and coating it with some embedded rocks to get the look of the muddy bank with roots and rocks eroding out. i wont put any aggressive spreading plants in the tank as it will be too hard to maintain to do a ton of plant removal. i plan on having alot of moss and some ferns on the sides. i am still deciding on what tall plants to use for background use. i am considering one of the more permanent apontigons or a tall crypt. i want to make use of alot of color without getting it too ragged looking. but im way too much of a collector to do one of the japanese looking scapes.
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just a quick couple of pics from the garden to show i do actually have an excuse for slow tank progress.

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