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This will definitely have some amanos in my cleaning crew. Thats a great idea with the kelp look. May be good in the background and some dwarf sag towards the front....hmm i'll have to play around with that. Thanks for the good idea!Puffers, gobies and amano or ghost shrimp? (For an ocean themed set of fauna). Sagitaria or Val or java fern for a kelp like vibe?
This is going to be so cool.
Yeah, honestly that's my biggest concern/question mark at this point. I'm hoping a clearcoat will be ok. I'm going to see what info i can get on the products used on the ship.Subbed. Curious to see how this takes shape, and how you decide to fish-proof that ship. I imagine if you are able to cover the paint with some sort of clearcoat, you should be ok.
You got it! My thought is, the boat hit the large structure on the right and this is where it sank. There will be one large hole in the hull.I take it you are going to make some holes in the ship like it hit something underwater and sank?
I think it would look cool if you tattered up the sails a bit (and maybe even break a mast?) to make it look a little more battle-worn.
Thanks Josh! The more and more i look, i think your right. At least for my first official C02 i'm going to get a kit/already assembled unit.Hey Duck, honored that I got a mention in your journal XD
On the co2 note, I would look at the swap and shops on the various planted tank forums, alot of people do their spring cleaning and you can find great deals on a full setup or pieces and parts. Pieces and parts will require a bit more research, but if you are up for learning/ have the time go for it. Regardless get a dual stage regulator if you can. You can find them for decent prices in the swap and shop sometimes. Don't be afraid of used parts. And as far as the tank goes, get the biggest one you can. I have a 20# tank on a 20 gallon setup. A little overkill, but it will last me several tank generations.
Good luck with everything!
Excited to see it all come together,
Thanks! It's going to be a fun build, this has been in the makings since i was a little guy so it has a lot of meaning to me.This is going to have a very Oliver Knott feel....also, be the perfect tank to show a kid to totally wow them. I'm excited for this
You read my mind Once everything is set up it will be a big work in progess as far as planting, but definately gotta get some moss on that ship. Most likely mini-pellia or mini fiss. As for the treasure, i know what you mean. I'd love to have a small treasure chest inside the hull, and maybe some loose treasure around but i'll have to play that one by ear.It would be sweet to get some mosses growing on some of the masts. I was also thinking miniature urns, plates etc the kind of booty a pirate ship would have spilling out of the hole you make in the ship. But alas im not sure the sell stuff that small. Fun idea anyway. Good luck this project sounds fun
Thanks for the idea!! I just ran a google search for "lego treasure" and there is TONS of stuff out there. I had no idea. The fun level on this just went up lolTry Lego for mini treasure... They make tiny gold coins and vases that are pretty realistic, and would be even more so when covered in algae. I think most Lego pieces are also going to be aquarium-safe, since they're molded plastic. You could clearcoat them just in case.