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Old 12-15-2012, 03:42 AM   #16
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I'm liking the shape of the pipe, it will look pretty sweet once a light is hanging off of it. But couldn't you just take a cheap hack saw to that pipe? It doesn't look too thick.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:48 AM   #17
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I'm liking the shape of the pipe, it will look pretty sweet once a light is hanging off of it. But couldn't you just take a cheap hack saw to that pipe? It doesn't look too thick.
Possibly. I'm heading home for Christmas break tomorrow and I think my dad might have a pipe cutter in his shop. If so, I'll use that. If not, then I might resort to a hack saw. Believe it or not, that was my first time ever bending conduit, so I got a 5ft piece to practice on first, then did it on the 10ft pipe. Now I've just got to cut the pipe down to about 5ft in height rather than the almost 8ft that it is right now.
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:40 AM   #18
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How much does the tank cost from GLA?
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:52 AM   #19
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GLA is getting a new line of tanks in after the new year, so thus one was on sale for around $45 I think.

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Old 01-04-2013, 12:26 AM   #20
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Long time absence, but it's nice to come back to this Looking forward to seeing the progress!
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New stuff! :
16.6lbs of Fluval Shrimp Statum (for the 10 gallon low tech shrimp tank I'm going to set up)
3L ADA Aquasoil New Amazonia powder type
Tank mat for GLA 36-L
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Your setup and materials are PHENOMENAL. Very excited to see the artistic side of this tank.
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Okay, I just threw something together in like 5 minutes but let me know what you think so I might have an idea of where to go from here.

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Old 01-05-2013, 04:13 AM   #24
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Your setup and materials are PHENOMENAL. Very excited to see the artistic side of this tank.
Thank you very much I'm excited about it too. Lol.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:30 AM   #25
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The red circles/oval represent parts that I feel don't flow with your main and power stones. The blue indicates the relative flow and direction your stones are indicating. Looks quite solid, but a little more tweaking never hurt for a thought out Iwagumi.
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The red circles/oval represent parts that I feel don't flow with your main and power stones. The blue indicates the relative flow and direction your stones are indicating. Looks quite solid, but a little more tweaking never hurt for a thought out Iwagumi.
Nice illustration. thanks. Like I said. I threw it together in 5 minutes. It's only a first draft. Much more tweaking to come I'm sure what would you suggest maybe doing with the front area? It looks like to 2 larger stones seem to work pretty well together, but I'm having some difficulty after that. :/

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Play with it! Iwagumi's can have so much meaning depending on how you move some of the minor stones. In can be very playful by having both forces equal, or it can reflect power by having greater support for the dominant stone.
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nice tank! i love my GLA 36-L. mine is low-tech no co2 though
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Okay, I spent a little more time on this one. Let me know what you think.

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Attempt #3



Please let me know what you think
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