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Old 01/07/2008, 11:12 AM
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Bonzai Tree inspired Aquascape

Hello Guy/Gals,

I have decided to take out some rock and lean out my aquascape to give it a more open look. Actually i did not mean for it to look like a bonzai but this is what i came out with. The tank is a 36x36x24 Starfire Rimless. I have a post going on in the reefclub portion for more details on the setup. My other post on my Tank Any feedback is welcome and sorry for the crappy pics i need a new camera.

Here is a Before Shot


A here is what it looks like now




Center


Left Side


Right Side


I wanted to have least contact with the sand without loosing coral space.



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Old 01/07/2008, 11:14 AM
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looks pretty neat to me

i love tanks with open looks... i went with a more open look a little over a year ago and have been happier.

the good thing about "open" tanks... you find places to put more stuff
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Old 01/07/2008, 11:24 AM
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Man, that looks awesome. Great job
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Old 01/07/2008, 11:48 AM
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Looks great. Guess it's time for me to reaquascape mine.
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Old 01/07/2008, 11:51 AM
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Hey thanks guys! Kip i agree and it also makes you find creative ways to mount your corals.
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Old 01/07/2008, 11:59 AM
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very nice how did you get the rock to stay up like that?
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Old 01/07/2008, 12:06 PM
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love it!
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Old 01/07/2008, 12:08 PM
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Thank You Fatrip, I used a combination of acrylic rods a lot of zip ties and epoxy to get it real sturdy and strong.
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Old 01/07/2008, 12:08 PM
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well done that balance is just right.... someone finally gets it
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Old 01/07/2008, 12:13 PM
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well done that balance is just right.... someone finally gets it
LOL


it is great looking, the floating sps peninsula is just perfect.
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Old 01/07/2008, 12:14 PM
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You guys are awesome!!!! Thanks you for your very kind words.
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Old 01/07/2008, 12:17 PM
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I just posted this on your OTHER thread but wanted it here just in case you check here first..

"What an impressive tank. I Think I now know what my next tank SHOULD look like! WOW!

How did you do your rock work? I mean how is it suspended like that? "

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Old 01/07/2008, 12:33 PM
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Thank you BigAl, The rock that it is all attached to is really heavy and the only one touching the sand. That helped out a lot with the overhang not toppling over it's heavy enough to keep it upright the whole structure needed to be constructed outside of the tank then put back in.
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Old 01/07/2008, 12:52 PM
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Old 01/07/2008, 01:07 PM
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So did you "peg & glue " the rock on the outcroppings? Is it a continuous rod or just pegs between rocks?
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Old 01/07/2008, 01:11 PM
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SWEET! Love the open look. It will be awsome when the tank matures.
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Old 01/07/2008, 01:12 PM
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That looks awesome! You've done a great job. I love natural, open looking tanks. My next tank will follow this theme as well.
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Old 01/07/2008, 01:23 PM
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BigAl, Peg, glue and zip ties for pice of mind on the out cropping for the overhang. The top table has a continuous rod going straight up along with epoxy and zip ties.
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Old 01/07/2008, 01:29 PM
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That's what I needed to know. Thanks a TON! I can't wait to get home and show this to the WIFEY!!!
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Old 01/07/2008, 01:29 PM
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Bookmarked to copy on my next tank... The jutting overhangs are brilliant!!!
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Old 01/07/2008, 01:43 PM
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love the minimalist approach, looks sweet
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Old 01/07/2008, 01:51 PM
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well done that balance is just right.... someone finally gets it
That's simply amazing.

I agree about finally getting it. If I could do it all over again there is no doubt this would be something I would shoot for.

What are the dimensions of the tank? The deeper tanks leave so much more room for stuff along these lines.

Was this done with live rock? Just take it out, drill it, install the rods, epoxy it and put the corals back in? My wife will not like the fact I have seen this thread.
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Old 01/07/2008, 01:56 PM
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I really like the "before" aquascape. I love the after. Both are very well done.

Bravo!
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Old 01/07/2008, 01:58 PM
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that is really cool and i bet all that open space makes it easy to get more then enough water movement around the corals.
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Old 01/07/2008, 02:05 PM
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This is one of the best aquascapes I've seen. I will definitely be looking at this for inspiration on my new tank.
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