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Old 01-16-2012, 01:07 AM   #1
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Default 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.






Towel rack!


Drawer liner under the Solar Mini


Picture I took in Rome!












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!

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Old 01-16-2012, 02:12 AM   #2
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That's gonna look great! Lovin' the towel rack inside the cabinet, that's really neat
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:19 AM   #3
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Very nice work! That is going to look sweet when you are complete.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:03 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:57 AM   #5
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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.



Not sure if it's very good. I am probably going to need more stones. =[
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:59 AM   #6
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What an awesome looking stand.
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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.
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Where are you located? I'm actually looking for a new stand for a 20g long rimless....30 inches wide...
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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.



































Critiques please!

I'm not sure how I feel about the far left rock that protrudes out towards us...
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Alright - how about this, better, worse?
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Moved the bottom left two rocks closer together





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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.
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I also love the coloration of that rock. Where did you get it?
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I like picture #11, 12, 13, 14 on post number 9.
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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.

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I also love the coloration of that rock. Where did you get it?
They're ohko stone I purchased from Aquaforest aquarium

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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.







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