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04-22-2013 12:55 AM
driftwoodhunter Thanks Ozzy! Late compliments feel just as good as any! Welcome to TPT!
04-21-2013 11:47 PM
Ozymandius Super cool aesthetic. Love the backgrounds. Love the tanks. Love the tile job.

I'm late to the thread, but a fan none the less.

Ozzy
11-29-2012 07:32 AM
Fizgig777 Really like your background! Awesome fish, too =)
11-22-2012 03:55 AM
driftwoodhunter
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Originally Posted by dbl_dbl17 View Post
Awesome work. They both are very fascinating to look at, a little piece of a river.
Oh, that's the nicest thing you could say! That's the effect I was going for - I know my plants are from all over the place, but I want the overall look to be natural. The gravel topping my dirt tanks is tumble creek rock from the local Appalachian creeks here where I live, as are the larger stones I use.
Thanks so much!
11-21-2012 07:42 PM
dbl_dbl17 Awesome work. They both are very fascinating to look at, a little piece of a river.
11-21-2012 06:44 PM
driftwoodhunter Thanks!

Yes I did - even for such small tanks, I ended up using nearly 3 tubes of GE Silicone 1 for each tank. Be forewarned, the smell will take your breath away! I pumped the silicone out of the tubes and smoothed it out with an old credit card - when done I had a thick pad of silicone about a 1/4" thick. Then I tipped the background into the tanks bottom first. You have some wiggle room before the silicone starts to set up. (I made my backgrounds so they were a 1/2" smaller than the back glass). I had enough silicone so I could run a bead in the 1/2" gap from the foam to the glass corner - like a beefed-up corner seal on a tank. It has held up great. I'm getting ready to start a background for a 55 I have, and maybe a 90 if I get lucky (my coworker's son wants to get rid of his 90g). I can't wait to start. I learned a lot from making these two and I have things I want to do differently for the next tanks in regards to rock shapes and doing a darker color. I find the fish can get washed out & lost on the light color I used. I've already drained the top tank and I will go back and repaint it darker with more tinted Drylok too.
11-21-2012 03:31 PM
kamikazi Great looking tanks. I may have missed it Did you silicone the backgrounds to the tanks?
11-16-2012 11:37 PM
driftwoodhunter Thanks, I'm going to be making the faux rock backgrounds for the two 55s I want to set up (the ones that mean I have to move these 29 tanks). I've finally figured out a space in my bedroom where I can put the 29s on the stand...
11-16-2012 10:29 PM
Trail_Mix Wow, nice tanks, I love the set up, the driftwood, the background, the double stand, it's all great, looks like a lot of work, good job!
11-07-2012 04:47 AM
driftwoodhunter Thank you! In the end, I didn't move them. I moved a 40B into my bedroom and put the 125 in that spot. However. (there's always a "however") I've now decided to put up two 55s on either side of the living room windows on one wall - that means the 29s still have to go. Long ago I drained one & put the fish into the 125, so I only have to shuffle the other around. lol
11-06-2012 09:01 PM
Silmarwen Oh no! Good luck with all that. These are gorgeous (I just went through and read this whole mess, haha)

I love the background; in the later fts, they blend so seamlessly into the scape that I barely remember that I saw them as a mess of cut up styrofoam just an hour ago!
03-19-2012 09:39 PM
driftwoodhunter Thanks! It's going to be a pain in the butt to drain them - I think it's the only good spot to put the 125. So I'll have to drain them as much as possible, find a stable level place to put the tanks, move the stand, and set it all back up. Without removing the fish. The hassle of catching them would be too much for them & me both! lol What a pain...
03-19-2012 06:21 PM
Gookis Very cool two-tank set up!! I like it.

Matt
02-03-2012 03:26 AM
cableguy69846
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Thanks for the interest! I'm off the next two days, I'll try to post an update with pics! There aren't many changes, but there are a few...
She lives......
02-03-2012 12:28 AM
driftwoodhunter Thanks for the interest! I'm off the next two days, I'll try to post an update with pics! There aren't many changes, but there are a few...
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