Aquascaping

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  1. timmyus

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    hi guys do anyone perhaps have any articles or step by step pics of guys designing backgrounds for the tanks. New to the aquascaping thing
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    heres my CLS LR stand.1 done,2 more to go
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    the end result
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  5. timmyus

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    great do u have pix fitting the rocks on to it?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    not as yet buddy,im gonna be moving my tank soon so as progress takes place i will post pics.the idea is to build the rocks around the stand forming a type of pyramid,each rock drilled 6-8mm and cable tied to each other
     
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    good luck

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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    hell,i thought you might come over and help me drill it :p
     
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    no prob

    No prob any time
     
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    lol see you next week
     
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    The idea of aquascaping is to build space rather than snug fit walls of rock, loads of escape holes for the fish, loads of space for flow.
     
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    Are you connecting all your LR to that centre pole ?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    not exactly,they will be around the centre pillar,not actually gonna lean on the pole.wide at the bottom and norrowing to the top
     
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    Ok, so the centre pipe is for return water ? Sorry need to pick your brain, I want to change some things and make the reef bullet proof (no falling over) ;)
     
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    the centre pipe aswell as all the piping is drilled.its gonna be connected to a 2500lph pump.kinda CLS LR stand.and all of the rocks will be cable tied or maybe puttied together
     
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    Nice little project, I must think about the CLS stand idea, keep flow everywhere and get rid of debris stuck in the LR.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i still gotta build another 2 more dude.or my other option wil be build a twin and make a sort of bridge in between them
     
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    Wow, that could look stunning, imagine coral growing on the bridge with fish swimming around this structure.

    Have you seen any examples ?
     
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    Can't find the bridge design, but wow these are some wicked tanks
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    theres no actual bridge design but rather the way all the pvc piping work is done,its something i have in mind,still contemplating
     
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