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Old 07-24-2013, 09:49 AM   #16
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:19 PM   #17
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Thank you all for help and recommendations.
Part of my design challenge is that the tank is viewable front and back. I played a bit with black lava rock but nothing grabs me.

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Old 08-01-2013, 02:23 AM   #18
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You could some how pin some substrate in the middle with the lava rock and use some red plants to make it sortta look like a volcano with lots of lush green plants towards the bottom for a forest look.....just a thought..
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You could some how pin some substrate in the middle with the lava rock and use some red plants to make it sortta look like a volcano with lots of lush green plants towards the bottom for a forest look.....just a thought..
Thank you. Funny, as it was my initial idea for this tank. The problem I run into is that taller lava rocks are pretty thick for the 24"*24" footprint and cutting them proved to be rather impractical.

I finally came up with a layout that I personally like a lot. I plan on starting the scapping tomorrow, with pictures to follow.

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Old 08-01-2013, 05:34 AM   #20
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Thank you. Funny, as it was my initial idea for this tank. The problem I run into is that taller lava rocks are pretty thick for the 24"*24" footprint and cutting them proved to be rather impractical.

I finally came up with a layout that I personally like a lot. I plan on starting the scapping tomorrow, with pictures to follow.

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I'm looking forward to seeing this and reading your journals is rather amusing to say the least. I really like the footprint of these tanks so I'm curious to see how you do the hardscape.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:48 PM   #21
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I have 9L of AS in soon to be de-comissioned 60-P. That AS will raise the bed level an 1" or so.

Details later, comments/questions are more then welcome,







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Old 08-02-2013, 07:09 PM   #22
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love that, will the white remain unplanted?
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:34 PM   #23
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love that, will the white remain unplanted?
Thanks!
Thinking of maybe just couple of plants at the edges. The lonely rock has a larger clamp of java fern assigned to it.

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Old 08-03-2013, 12:03 AM   #24
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Very dramatic, nice!
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That is an awesome scape!
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:38 AM   #26
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Man, a cube tank must be so sweet to work with
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:15 AM   #27
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Loving the two different outlooks on this tnak.
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looking forward to see this progress!
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1/4 full of water. Taking bets at what water level the tank bursts.

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Old 08-03-2013, 11:41 PM   #30
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This tank will be proving grounds for me on multiple levels.

Fauna wise, I want to prove/disprove Dwarf Puffers' suitability for a community tank. The 7 of mine will be sharing the tank with my group of Panda Corys, a shoal of ~30 Harley rasboras, and, possibly, 5 of my Pearl Gouramies. Possibly joined by my 3 twig cats.

At 60g, the tank should be large enough to give each species their own domains.

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