What's happeing at Idol Marine...

Discussion in 'Idol Marine' started by carlosdeandrade, 27 Jun 2014.

  1. carlosdeandrade

    carlosdeandrade

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    We are still supplying the fake rock to various clients, and I must say, some of it is quite impressive. Below are a few examples of what has been made to order.

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    I personally use fake rock with no artificial corals.
    In my sump, I have moved away from LR and have instead installed a reactor with 3 litres of Seachem Matrix. At a cost of only R245 per litre to run my system, it certainly gave me the budget to invest in my own design whereby I can attach my LIVE SPS and not worry about falling rock and unwanted critters.
     
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    How do you keep the fake corals clean? Don't think get covered in algae?
     
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    Yes. Just like real rock. However in a fish only sysyem it's easier to remove and "scrub" the rock outside the tank. A well maintained tank shouldn't really have macro algae in it.
     
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    Looks really good. For sizing reference, what's the tile size in pic 1?
    And average pricing for the three rocks in last pic without corals on them?
     
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    personally I'm not a big fan of fake corals but the ones on the second picture look very natural I must admit.. also if someone wants to keep fish only but would like Sonera color in the tank as well it's a good idea since it won't be necessary to keep the elements in check
     
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    Size of tile is about 30cm. Pricing, the one in the first picture has just been brought by our supplier, pricing hasn't been finalised. The other pieces are orders that have been completed for clients and I cannot say the cost. Each piece is invidually made and costed.
     
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    Underwater and with lighting they look even better.
     
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    They do look very good
     
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    I agree, they look awesome. I think any Fish Only tank would look stunning with this addition. Then you can run a little 60 by 60 cube with no substrate with your little coral obsession on the side.
     
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    They look good
     
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