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Chlorophile 01-16-2012 01:07 AM

The Rescape! Chlorophile's Mini M - Now with driftwood!
 
So over the holidays I built a ADA style cabinet for a Mini M and then got home and saw how poopy my mini M actually looked and decided to do a complete overhaul and make a Journal for it.

Unfortunately I have no pics of the build for the cabinet, but I'll document from here on out.

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...M/DSC_0698.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...M/DSC_0699.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...M/DSC_0700.jpg
Towel rack!

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...M/DSC_0702.jpg
Drawer liner under the Solar Mini

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...M/DSC_0703.jpg
Picture I took in Rome!

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...M/DSC_0705.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...M/DSC_0708.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...M/DSC_0711.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...M/DSC_0712.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...M/DSC_0714.jpg


Ordering fresh Aquasoil and lots of HC on monday.
If you have lots of HC, let me know and then I will order from you instead!

Geniusdudekiran 01-16-2012 02:12 AM

That's gonna look great! Lovin' the towel rack inside the cabinet, that's really neat :)

demonr6 01-16-2012 02:19 AM

Very nice work! That is going to look sweet when you are complete.

Chlorophile 01-16-2012 04:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geniusdudekiran (Post 1677671)
That's gonna look great! Lovin' the towel rack inside the cabinet, that's really neat :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by demonr6 (Post 1677682)
Very nice work! That is going to look sweet when you are complete.

Thanks guys! I'll keep the pictures comin' when I have more to show.

Don't know if you can tell but the back pane of glass on the Mini M is frosted too, should look nice for iwagumi.

Chlorophile 01-17-2012 12:57 AM

Just ordered 9 Liters of aquasoil, 4 pots of HC, and a bunch of Cabomba Red.
Hopefully the cabomba will look good in the rear of the tank.
Here is the rock I'm going to use as a focal point.
http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...M/DSC_0717.jpg
http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...M/DSC_0719.jpg
http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...M/DSC_0720.jpg
Not sure if it's very good. I am probably going to need more stones. =[

shrimpnmoss 01-17-2012 12:59 AM

What an awesome looking stand.

Chlorophile 01-17-2012 01:42 AM

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Originally Posted by shrimpnmoss (Post 1679138)
What an awesome looking stand.

Thank you, I am actually thinking about making more and selling them but the seller system on planted tank is complicated - I can't take preorders so I really can't sell them because I wouldn't build one and just hope it sold.
I'm also worried about what kind of ADA copyright infringement I could be stepping into if I sold them.

shrimpnmoss 01-17-2012 02:58 AM

Where are you located? I'm actually looking for a new stand for a 20g long rimless....30 inches wide...

Chlorophile 01-20-2012 04:11 AM

Okay so a little update.

My plants got here today, I'm still waiting on new aquasoil, but in the mean time I'm playing around with rock placement.

So here it is - this is what I like the best, although any of the rocks angles could be tweaked.

I'll also have more soil so I will have the central rock higher up and the rocks that lay flat with the soil will be steeper.


Pictures are in order of fiddling.

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0738.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0739.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0741.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0744.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0749.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0753.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0755.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0759.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0760.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0761.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0762.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0764.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0765.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0766.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0768.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0772.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0776.jpg

Critiques please!

I'm not sure how I feel about the far left rock that protrudes out towards us...

Chlorophile 01-20-2012 06:29 PM

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0803.jpg

Alright - how about this, better, worse?

Chlorophile 01-20-2012 06:38 PM

Moved the bottom left two rocks closer together

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0804.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0805.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC_0806.jpg

bmwguy525 01-20-2012 07:22 PM

I thought DSC_0744 looked great, but then I scrolled down and saw 0772. Amazing! That one is my favorite layout by far.

I love the simplicity and clean look of your setup. I LOVE that cabinet! Too bad you didn't document the build of that cabinet, it just looks so good.

bmwguy525 01-20-2012 07:23 PM

I also love the coloration of that rock. Where did you get it?

sayurasem 01-20-2012 07:24 PM

I like picture #11, 12, 13, 14 on post number 9.

Chlorophile 01-20-2012 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bmwguy525 (Post 1684604)
I thought DSC_0744 looked great, but then I scrolled down and saw 0772. Amazing! That one is my favorite layout by far.

I love the simplicity and clean look of your setup. I LOVE that cabinet! Too bad you didn't document the build of that cabinet, it just looks so good.

Haha thank you for the kind words, I think I like this other set up more though - I'll post pics at the end of this post.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bmwguy525 (Post 1684606)
I also love the coloration of that rock. Where did you get it?

They're ohko stone I purchased from Aquaforest aquarium

Quote:

Originally Posted by sayurasem (Post 1684608)
I like picture #11, 12, 13, 14 on post number 9.

Thank you - I am attached to this as a set up now, let me know what you think.




I will add more soil to bury the bottom right rock a bit more, I'll also add more soil everywhere, especially the back right corner.

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...t/DSC_0830.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...t/DSC_0827.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...t/DSC_0825.jpg

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...t/DSC_0823.jpg


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