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Old 01/13/2008, 11:57 AM   #126
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equipment looks like it was aquascaped too... hehehee... i need to organize my stuff... =)


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Old 01/13/2008, 02:14 PM   #127
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Just so you know, this thread has inspired me to re-aquascape my tank for the more open look... I was up til 5AM this morning..

I was able to achieve the look that I was going after. Thanks to you

(sorry I won't post pics.... )


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Old 01/18/2008, 04:17 PM   #128
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Just so you know, this thread has inspired me to re-aquascape my tank for the more open look... I was up til 5AM this morning..

I was able to achieve the look that I was going after. Thanks to you

(sorry I won't post pics.... )
Come on now... thats not fun...!!! heheheee...


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Old 01/18/2008, 08:30 PM   #129
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That's one of the best aquascapes I've ever seen. Very nice. Gives me some ideas for my cube.


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Old 01/18/2008, 11:36 PM   #130
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WOW! Hands down the best aquascape I've seen! You just inspired my scaping for my next tank!


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Old 01/23/2008, 03:07 PM   #131
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how hard is it to drill live rock without it breaking?

how thick are the rods you use? any links to suitable rods?

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Old 01/26/2008, 05:35 AM   #132
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tank looks awesome! I like the shelf for the frags!


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Old 01/26/2008, 07:03 AM   #133
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how hard is it to drill live rock without it breaking?

how thick are the rods you use? any links to suitable rods?

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Sorry for the late response, I used a 1/2" rod for the top plate. I did a google search and usplastic.com has these rods.


http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/pro...uct%5Fid=18413


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Old 02/05/2008, 04:23 PM   #134
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Your tank is AWESOME the rock work WOW I would love to see this thing in person to really get the feel of the open ness and would love to see the fish swim though the rock work.Definitly need to be tank of the month.You got my vote.


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Old 02/05/2008, 06:00 PM   #135
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Your tank looks very good. I agree that I don't like the bonzai look, but the aquascape is unique and the colors of the coral are superb. I would honestly just thin out some frags and allow them to grow in.


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Old 02/06/2008, 07:55 AM   #136
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Awesome! How did you get the rocks to stay together on the overhang?


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Old 02/07/2008, 01:40 AM   #137
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That is about the cleanest and most feng shui i've ever seen a tank. Very nice!


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Old 02/08/2008, 01:29 PM   #138
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Do you have an estimate of how much water volume your rock has displaced? I ask this instead of your amount of LR to get a better idea of the relationship.


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Old 02/12/2008, 10:19 PM   #139
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Nice tank, love the rockwork


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Old 02/13/2008, 06:58 PM   #140
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Were you inspired at all by the artist Roger Dean?

Do a google search on this artists name and you will see what I mean. Your tank looks like a reef that Dean would create.


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Old 02/13/2008, 11:32 PM   #141
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Great tank, I have a bonsai:




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Old 02/14/2008, 12:16 AM   #142
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absolutly beautiful...........thanks for the inspiration


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Old 02/14/2008, 06:19 AM   #143
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Great tank, I have a bonsai:

I have been put on the bonsai serial killer list... if I go near another one, lights flash and I'm escorted out of the store... heheheheee... I always loved bonsai's and I've tried for years with little to no success... but I do often relate the hobby of growing corals to that of bonsai... very similar and just as amazing...


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Old 02/14/2008, 06:20 AM   #144
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Just gorgeous! I, too, love the open look. Too often tanks are just a jumble of rock with coral stuck in. This is absolutely amazing! Congrats.


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Old 02/14/2008, 07:55 AM   #145
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Thank you for all the wonderful comments!

SEAN888, that is one beautiful tree you got there. Not the typical evergreen type, very nice!

ManotheSea, i did a Google on Roger Dean, and that is some pretty cool off the wall stuff i dig it!

Jester, i agree our tanks definitely resemble miniature reefs.


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Old 02/14/2008, 08:54 AM   #146
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Any new pics?

How does your Sohal do with your other fish?


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Old 02/14/2008, 11:33 AM   #147
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hey ya. i was wondering what kind of rock you used. you have inspired me to make a mini cube reef. thanks


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Old 02/14/2008, 08:50 PM   #148
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ttt beautiful work


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Old 02/14/2008, 09:42 PM   #149
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Thanks guys, it's a chinese elm. You can actually decide if it is everygreen or not, if you leave it outside during the winter it will loose all of its leaves but if you bring it inside it will keep its leaves an grow like an evergreen.

Reef design is very similar to Saikei bonsai which is landscaping over rocks trying to make it look as natural as possible.


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Old 02/14/2008, 11:54 PM   #150
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