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FIT BMX 11-19-2011 12:07 AM

55 Gal vert build!
Here we go!
This will be a 55 gallon vertical tank. So far I have just started on the tree that will go in the corner.

crazydaz 11-19-2011 12:41 AM

Could you show a full tank shot by chance? Are you making the entire tank yourself, or are you using an existing tank and covering the traditional open top? What are your plans after it is complete?

FIT BMX 11-19-2011 03:11 AM

It is a open top 55gal I will have to build a side panel for, it is in storage right now I will take some photos when I get it out soon. I am thanking of dart frogs, but not that's not set in stone.

I just finished the spray foam, I got one more side to go.:)

FIT BMX 11-19-2011 09:07 PM

I am completely finished with the foam, so tonight I will carve it.

duff 11-19-2011 09:19 PM

Oooo... very cool, looking forward to the next update! Have fun carving it

whimsical54 11-19-2011 09:19 PM

Cool idea can't wait to see more pics!

FIT BMX 11-20-2011 02:15 AM

Carving it is a lot of fun!!:)
I will see in the morning how much it shrinks.

FIT BMX 11-20-2011 02:28 AM

Anyone thank I should change anything on the tree, speak now or forever hold your peace.:D

duff 11-20-2011 02:38 AM

How much of it (if any) will be under/near water? It does look good at this point but I am trying to see your final vision in my mind :)

FIT BMX 11-20-2011 03:39 PM

There will not be any standing water in this tank, but they can be fully submerged. These are some of the best out there.:icon_bigg

FIT BMX 11-21-2011 02:42 AM

I did some more carving today, I thank it looks better.:)

tzen 11-21-2011 01:54 PM

I think I recognize those pictures above. Was that HX that made those? I think he used rope/ twine covered in his tile grout/ epoxy resin to make some of those roots. It can make a nice effect.

FIT BMX 11-21-2011 02:17 PM

Right on! Good eye. You need the grout if it's under water. I going to ad rope and twine, once I get the first layer of silicone peat mix done.

vespers_ 11-22-2011 12:38 AM

nice! subbing to this one :)

FIT BMX 11-23-2011 03:06 AM

I just finished deriming my tank. Got the silicone cleaned off, and now I got to clean it.

I set the tree in it to see how it fits, and it fits great!

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