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Keep those pics coming. everything looks very high end.

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Stand is almost ready. One more coat of paint and one coat of clear coat.




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Whew! the stand is finished. Three coats of primer 3 coats of paint and three coats of satin clear coat. I placed the stand where I wanted it to go. It seems to be perfectly level with no shims underneath. Unfortunately I haven't placed the tank on the stand because it is a two man job and i haven't had a chance to call a friend to come and help. But do not despair i have a new pic . the stones you are about to see were purchased about two years ago when things were more affordable. Thats how long I have been planning saving and collecting for this project. The pic shows three Seiryu stone and one chinese zebra rock in the far left corner. The best, largest stone is the whole inspiration for this tank. Yes its one piece it looks like a mountain and it weighs over 65lbs and over two feet. So this is the basic scape. i will add more rock and tweak the scape but it won't change much. The rocks are somewhat dirty from being in my back yard next to my koi pond for the last two years. So tell me what you think.







All these stones easily weigh over 100lbs and I still have another 80lbs.

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The rocks look nice but imo they might be too large for the tank.
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Yes they are large. With 3" of substrate in the front and 8" in the back they will look smaller but I want the rock to be tall. Most people make the mistake of adding short rocks, which makes the scape disproportioned. I have done it my self in the past. The rock ends up hidden by the foreground and doesn't even reach half of the height of the tank.

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No way, those rocks are banging!! Will look perfect when backfilled with substrate. Nice work!

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Those rocks are the perfect size to fill the gigantic footprint of a 120-P!!
Nice stand!
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Thanks guys. Ill try to place the tank on the stand tonight.

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I'd turn the Shasta can on it's side and position it on the left side of the tank...
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so far its looking bangin!
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Thanks everyone I will try to place the tank tonight. I have some more stone but they are long and I would hate to break it. Ill see when I add the substrate.

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I'm seriously in love with that rock.
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i love that big rock you got wish the price was not so high for them

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post #30 of 245 (permalink) Old 05-29-2008, 04:48 AM
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very nice stand would you recommend using Formica or just painting the stand as you did?
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