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post #46 of 69 (permalink) Old 03-11-2013, 10:39 AM
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Re: Steampunk/Mad Scientist Experimental Tanks

Nice!
Sounds much easier now!

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Scape

I finally decide to try tackling aquascaping the large flask today. I used some grape wood that I got from the LFS. It was being sold as a bird perch but I liked the fact that it had stainless steel bolts screwed into the wood with large SS washers. This would keep them from floating. I used some super glue gel and glued some moss to the wood and added a piece of petrified wood from my very first post to this forum MY FIRST POST - VINTAGE 2.5 Gal. NANO
The hornwort has been transferred to the smaller flask until I have time to scape it. I plan on using a piece of grape wood and a piece of petrified wood in it as well.
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I love the magnifying effect on the moss!

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I love the magnifying effect on the moss!
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I've been lurking on this forum for a while now, but I literally had to sign up just so I could comment on the awesomeness of this set up! Bravo, sir!
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I've been lurking on this forum for a while now, but I literally had to sign up just so I could comment on the awesomeness of this set up! Bravo, sir!
Thanks a lot! Glad it was me that got you to join. Welcome!


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very amazing set up would you mind if i asked how much it all cost ?
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very amazing set up would you mind if i asked how much it all cost ?
I didn't keep track of everything. The most expensive parts were the large flask and the ADA glass feeder. The connectors weren't all that expensive but all together there's several hundred $ here. I'm not finished with it yet. I plan on adding a few more things as I go. It's unique among aquariums as far as I can tell. I need to post more photos as I have the smaller flask aquascaped now too.


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Great idea.

I'm torn on the Aquascape part. It looks good but, does it detract from the original idea i.e.. mad scientist? Would a Mad Scientist bother with a scape? perplexing dilemma, indeed.
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Great idea.

I'm torn on the Aquascape part. It looks good but, does it detract from the original idea i.e.. mad scientist? Would a Mad Scientist bother with a scape? perplexing dilemma, indeed.
My wife thinks I should just have crystals or metallic objects in with them but if I don't have any plants or aquascaping then I wouldn't be on this forum right?
I'm going to have to remove the submerged LED in the smaller flask as I just noticed a huge amount of algae growing in there. Stupid nerite doesn't seem to be interested in the algae, it just seems to want to hang around above the water line.


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Yea, my wife would agree with you on this. She fails to see the value in my aquatic endeavors.


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