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08-16-2013 05:50 PM
Ach1Ll3sH33L tore this tank down a while ago.

bigstick, its 1/2" acrylic tubing, fill the tube with salt and plug the ends, heat the tube slowly with a heat gun and bend little by little to get the shape you want(the salt helps keep the tubes shape when bending)
08-16-2013 03:10 PM
sayurasem How is the tank going?
08-12-2013 07:44 PM
bigstick120 Have any details about your spraybar? Im looking to do something similar.
12-06-2012 03:27 AM
Ach1Ll3sH33L Havnt updated this in a while, im slowly phasing out the hc with u.g, got tired of the upkeep on it. Added blyxa, hair grass, erios parkeri, some elatyne tiandra in the top right
blasting the tank with light and c02
11-13-2012 03:54 PM
sunyang730 how did you make your light stand for your ray 2? Really interesting!
10-26-2012 11:13 AM
AwkwardShrimp I like it! You had some beautiful hc there.
Looks like my 6.6g I'm scaling, just on a larger scale lol
10-26-2012 07:54 AM
synaethetic Excellent rescape! I have a bunch of mazanita and this gives me a lot of inspiration.
10-25-2012 11:02 PM
10-25-2012 06:39 PM
Ach1Ll3sH33L Planted, still need to do something with the background, gonna paint the light bracket black, going to add some transitional plants here and there between the rocks once the grass and carpet grow in some. Going to put some amano's in hopefully by week 2 if the tank doesn't re cycle fully, im sure the driftwood will be nice and fuzzy by then! Im not exactly sure what livestock im going to go with, i put my fish from this tank in my 60p and will probably get 10 more of each variety for that tank, then try my hand at a different fish, maybe rummy noses. Anyway on to the pics(crappy pics with the iphone, ill pull out the slr once i get everything complete)

Heres the teardown...and build up

traded this portion of hc to my lfs for some new dirt

Equipment shot. Nice thing about just doing a rescape is everything is already set up and dialed in!

Playing with just a rock type scape.. couldn't come up with something that looked natural with the rocks i had.

build of the current layout, used egg crate as a foundation and stainless screws to hold the wood where i wanted it

10-25-2012 02:42 AM
andrewss sweeeet.... oh and nice choice with the rescape of the 12g - the new scape is really interesting
10-25-2012 01:38 AM
Ach1Ll3sH33L Heres a little update on my 60p as well, one day i will get around to making this tanks journal!
10-25-2012 01:28 AM
Ach1Ll3sH33L Well tore the tank down. Wanted to try and create something that gave the tank more depth, which is probably the biggest challenge with this tank. I spent a few hours yesterday playing with quite a few rock scapes and couldn't get the look i wanted with rocks alone, they just seemed to blend together. So picked up some wood which i think helps make the tank look a little deeper than just 8 inches!I will update this with some tear-down and rebuild pics later (on a side note the background 'plants' will be removed, or i will split them so the right 3/4 valley part is empy
10-17-2012 06:21 PM
Ach1Ll3sH33L You have to hang the ray 2 up a good bit which i actually like to do on most my tanks, gives me more room to work around the tank with a suspended light. Looking at the par data, it would be pretty hard to keep algae away with a fugeray sitting on top of this tank still, so either option you would still probably need to raise it a bit, just not as high with the fuge.
10-17-2012 10:42 AM
Kai808 Nice! How do you like the Ray 2 so far? I'm stuck between getting the fugeray or the Ray 2.
10-17-2012 08:16 AM
Ach1Ll3sH33L Spray bar seems to be doing its job. A little more than a week later, no surface scum and its seemed to have kept the gda at bay. Got rid of the stag repens in this tank. Going to put some Belem as a replacement later this week on the back left. This scape is pretty close to being completed, im pretty happy with how it has progressed. Ive learned a lot about setting up an iwagumi style tank like this, through a lot of trial and error and mostly research. Its been a fun project!

On another note, here is where the stag repens went. still waiting for some more blyxa and repens to finish planting this. Havnt decided if i will use moss yet, maybe try some fissidens on the brances.
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