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Old 01-02-2006, 01:29 AM   #16
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Wow!!..Great idea oh man I just watched LOTR fellowship and then I read this thread!..Great stuff guys I really like where this is going and great ideas everyone!..
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:00 PM   #17
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I know how I'm doing to do the hill

And it wont be as difficult as I feared it might. Im going to try a modified versian of this....


http://www.nature-aquarium.com/riccia.htm
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Old 01-03-2006, 12:11 AM   #18
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I know how I'm doing to do the hill

And it wont be as difficult as I feared it might. Im going to try a modified versian of this....


http://www.nature-aquarium.com/riccia.htm
now thats something i hadnt thought of GREAT idea!

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so are you going to bend one for the "roof" ?
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Old 01-13-2006, 07:57 PM   #19
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Default How to make a hill...

I was thinking if you use a bowl your bookend won't line up with it very well because of the curve. I have used FIMO or Sculpey 3 (clay that you bake in your oven) in the past to make ornamentation for tanks (including a "desert" scene with cactus and fish skeltons and Spongebob's Pineapple). That way you can really customize how you want it, include windows if you want, add shutters, the whole nine yards.

I never had problems with it, but I didn't have any plants back then.

Seems like it will be cool. For the back ground you could maybe use maps...
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Old 01-14-2006, 08:12 PM   #20
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This is going to be a fun tank! Keep us posted.

Now, who is going to make the ring wraith tank???
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Old 01-15-2006, 04:41 PM   #21
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Here is an idea for the hill... there is a plastic mesh sheet in craft areas for (I think) needlepoint/hook yarn. I build all sorts of fishy things with it, and you can cut it and tie it together into shapes with fishing line. That way, you have an acctual cave that things can go into, and the moss can get good water and nutrient flow underneath.
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Old 01-15-2006, 04:57 PM   #22
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GreenerSideofLife - this is GREAT! In 1969 I had a 6'x4' mural on my bedroom wall of all three "Authorized Edition" LOTR book covers, so I think I started a while ago as a fan myself... and I can't wait to see you do this!

As for hiding the CO2, can you rig a CO2 hose into the pump, like so many people do with canisters? Or you could try to rig an in-line loop of some form, but all this depends on what kind of plumping your nano will have.

Great stuff!
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Old 01-23-2006, 11:33 PM   #23
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For bg's, since you're an artist, maybe you can create your own and put other Shire style homes in the bg as if yours is part of the neighborhood. You can do it on your pc and print it out on photo paper or the like.
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Old 02-06-2006, 07:29 AM   #24
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Im still looking for the pieces needed for this tank! If anyone happens to come across this particular book end... LET ME KNOW!!! I keep being outbid on line for it.
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