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Old 02/26/2008, 09:57 AM   #176
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I'm so jealous, your frag tank loks nicer than my display tank. What size is that frag tank?
Thanks guys! the frag tank isn't very big at all it's only 24x7x7 inches.


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Old 02/26/2008, 10:00 AM   #177
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What makes it sweet are:

- the dimensions
- that it's scaped like a mini-display
- it complements the look of your entire display




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Old 02/26/2008, 10:07 AM   #178
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tbone28, Thank you bud! i appreciate the kind words.


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Old 02/26/2008, 10:38 AM   #179
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super impressed. It looks so natural


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Old 02/26/2008, 12:49 PM   #180
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Thanks guys! the frag tank isn't very big at all it's only 24x7x7 inches.
Did you build that yourself?
Great dims


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Old 02/26/2008, 03:03 PM   #181
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GORGEOUS tank! Definitely inspiring!!


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Old 02/26/2008, 03:28 PM   #182
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It was you! Did you buy the War Coral colony at ATR?


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Old 02/26/2008, 04:19 PM   #183
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Great looking tank :-) I'm glad I came across this thread since I've got a 30" cube in the works but I think I may got 30 x 36 x 30 tall after seeing what you were able to do with the width in that space...Very nice!


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Old 02/26/2008, 06:15 PM   #184
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It was you! Did you buy the War Coral colony at ATR?
No dude not me, I did get it there but back in sometime June it was a small piece about 5 eyes it has grown some since then. Did u see anything new/cool when u went there?

Nano mania, yes I did build it myself but it is my first atempt at acrylic and far from show quality LOL hahaha!


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Old 02/26/2008, 09:23 PM   #185
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I too have a collection of bonsai trees, and have for the last 8 years or so. I love growing them. That elm is very nice by the way.

I have found that pruning corals is much like pruning trees. You can make your corals long and tall, or short with excellent ramification by pruning. Especially with birdsnest corals, or some staghorns. I have been doing some pruning experiments over the last year, and it is pretty cool. Of course, not as much control over a coral as a tree, but close. If one could only prune to an outward facing polyp, and have it branch in that direction like a bud on a tree.........


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Old 02/27/2008, 03:55 AM   #186
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Great tank and aquascaping.

I have a 4' cube and also did an open landscape display, although not bonsai inspired like yours. Invincibles rimless was my inspiration aswell.

Good luck, you're off to a fine start.


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Old 02/27/2008, 12:39 PM   #187
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insane looking tank love it!!!


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Old 02/28/2008, 05:57 PM   #188
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WOW, that is one of best aquascaping i seen in a long time. Great job!!! You make me want to tear down my tank down and redo my aquascaping. ++++++++


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Old 02/28/2008, 06:04 PM   #189
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What I want to know is how many people have already gone out and bought stuff for a rebuild?

+ 1 here


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Old 02/28/2008, 09:01 PM   #190
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Crazy4acros,
this hobby, at its most basic, is our attempt to simulate nature in an artificial enclosure. On a technical/scientific level, it has now become relatively easy to succeed at this. Especially with all of the equipment and information available to help us these days.
But your aquascape, imo, demonstrates better than any tank I have seen the purely artistic element which is virtually as important to creating 'the whole package' as the science is.
There is a symmetry and natural elegance to your rock work, a sense of vastness which evokes both the permanence and chaotic beauty of a natural reef.....All in a 3 foot cube!!
That was my long winded way of saying, frickin' awesome 'scape, dude!!!
When I get my tank up and running, it will the the feel of your tank and others like Invincible's that I will be trying to create.


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Old 02/28/2008, 09:26 PM   #191
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That is so sick!


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Old 02/28/2008, 11:02 PM   #192
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Crazy4acros,
this hobby, at its most basic, is our attempt to simulate nature in an artificial enclosure. On a technical/scientific level, it has now become relatively easy to succeed at this. Especially with all of the equipment and information available to help us these days.
But your aquascape, imo, demonstrates better than any tank I have seen the purely artistic element which is virtually as important to creating 'the whole package' as the science is.
There is a symmetry and natural elegance to your rock work, a sense of vastness which evokes both the permanence and chaotic beauty of a natural reef.....All in a 3 foot cube!!
That was my long winded way of saying, frickin' awesome 'scape, dude!!!
When I get my tank up and running, it will the the feel of your tank and others like Invincible's that I will be trying to create.
DITTO!

WE WANT MORE PICS


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Old 02/29/2008, 12:18 AM   #193
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Crazy4acros,
this hobby, at its most basic, is our attempt to simulate nature in an artificial enclosure. On a technical/scientific level, it has now become relatively easy to succeed at this. Especially with all of the equipment and information available to help us these days.
But your aquascape, imo, demonstrates better than any tank I have seen the purely artistic element which is virtually as important to creating 'the whole package' as the science is.
There is a symmetry and natural elegance to your rock work, a sense of vastness which evokes both the permanence and chaotic beauty of a natural reef.....All in a 3 foot cube!!
That was my long winded way of saying, frickin' awesome 'scape, dude!!!
When I get my tank up and running, it will the the feel of your tank and others like Invincible's that I will be trying to create.

DUDE that was the most creative comment i've had so far! You fricken rock Thank you all soo much, i'll try to snap some shots this weekend.


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Old 02/29/2008, 12:30 AM   #194
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What about my "ditto"? I'm basically saying the same thing!


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Old 02/29/2008, 04:06 AM   #195
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What about my "ditto"? I'm basically saying the same thing!

you rock too!


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Old 02/29/2008, 11:25 AM   #196
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you rock too!
lol, OK, what about my "WE WANT MORE PICS"?


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Old 02/29/2008, 02:28 PM   #197
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You know,

someone could probably make some good money duplicating (for sale) crazy4acros magnificent structure (or variations thereof) out of maybe ceramics or agrocrete???

James


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Old 03/01/2008, 03:47 AM   #198
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"Great looking tank :-) I'm glad I came across this thread since I've got a 30" cube in the works but I think I may got 30 x 36 x 30 tall after seeing what you were able to do with the width in that space...Very nice!"


Its always amazing to see what can be done in tanks with a lot of front to back depth. Crazy's tank is a perfect example. They always allow for the most interesting displays. Kentrob11, if you can fit the extra 6 inches, I say go for it.
The tank I am building is going to be in-wall- in a closet and I went as deep as I possibly could, leaving myself just enough space to squeeze behind the tank to work on it.

Crazy, what made you go with 36x36? I see that you could have gone longer if you really wanted to...I guess you didn't want to block the entire window? That would be uncharacteristically restrained for a reefer!


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Old 03/01/2008, 04:39 AM   #199
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Crazy, what made you go with 36x36? I see that you could have gone longer if you really wanted to...I guess you didn't want to block the entire window? That would be uncharacteristically restrained for a reefer!
I guess I have a thing about open non cluttered look. Just like my open aquascape, I did not want that area of the room to look cluttered. I wanted it to be comfortably viewable with easy acsess from all 3 sides. I also love the artistic look of a cubish tank.


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Old 03/01/2008, 01:31 PM   #200
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I guess I have a thing about open non cluttered look. Just like my open aquascape, I did not want that area of the room to look cluttered. I wanted it to be comfortably viewable with easy acsess from all 3 sides. I also love the artistic look of a cubish tank.
Well thought out!


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