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Friday, July 20, 2012

Final Hardscape Complete

After some tinkering and sleeping on it for 2 days I think I'm finally DONE!! Hardscape looks satisfying to my artist self.. so here we go!!!
Final Front View with extra pebbles
Added more height to the back on this pick
 All looks good BUT i think more height in the back would give more depth

Next is planting.....

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hardscape test with Stones

Ok I got all the remaining items today so I began with hardscaping ideas and this is where im going. Got some unlikley shape stones that seems to fit.. coming together nicely..

Monday, July 16, 2012

Harsdcape testing with Manzanita

Testing the Manzinita Stump and connected branches, had to use a Stainless Steel Screw to hold the main pieces together. Took some work to do but here is the results

Friday, July 13, 2012

Light Wired and Connected.. Clean & Seemless

Finally got around to connecting the lights... I used wire covers to eliminate the ugly LED wires that are often seen dropping along the back of the aquarium..  Looks very clean!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Whats Left for Dry Goods?

Remaining Items Needed Before Setup
  1. Flat plug style extension / power cord (Home Depot)
  2. Drill Bit (Home Depot) - Filter Box hole
  3. Wire cover (Home Depot) - for light / controller wires
  4. Super Glue Gel Gorilla (Home Depot) - for Driftwood
  5. Atomic Inline C02 Diffusser
  6. Chemi Pure (Sand Bar) 2x 11.75oz - For Filter top
  7. API Bio Chem Zorb (AZ Aquatics/Amazon)
  8. Bacter 100 (ADA) - went with ADA becuase i get 100 grams as opposed to 20 from AZ
  9. Power Sand (ADA)
  10. Privacy Film - Frost? 
  11. Brillianize Glass & Acrylic Cleaner ( Marine Depot) 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Stand & Light FINALY Up!!!

Today the Acrylic stand finally made it here... so I went ahead and mounted the Lights and stand... LOOKS GREAT!  Now its time for Hardscaping!!   <*)))))>{