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Thread: Angkor Wat

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    I finally started carving some foam last night. I decided to start out with the raised bed for the bamboo, since most of it is going to be under the substrate anyway. It's a pretty low-pressure part to on which to learn. I didn't take any pictures--I'll save that until I figure out what I'm doing.

    I'm cutting out 1x3-4" bricks with a steak knife, giving them a rough going over with a file, and beveling the edges so they will stand out from each other when they're painted. It's going to take a long time--I have to make a LOT of bricks to cover the back of a 55--but I think it's going to look really cool.

    I'll try to get some pics up soon.

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    Yeah, at the time I had 2 cats that were/are older. If I was to do that now I know with out any doubt that the 1 yr old would be into everything, even if it meant she got wet and possibly electrocuted-so I would not be able to do it that way again, unless I had a way to put them into a closed room. I have put 2 baby gates on top of each other and she climbs them like a ladder, she is such a "into everything NOW" cat. The 2 others I had were not like that at 1 year of age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhistlingBadger View Post
    I finally started carving some foam last night. I decided to start out with the raised bed for the bamboo, since most of it is going to be under the substrate anyway. It's a pretty low-pressure part to on which to learn. I didn't take any pictures--I'll save that until I figure out what I'm doing.

    I'm cutting out 1x3-4" bricks with a steak knife, giving them a rough going over with a file, and beveling the edges so they will stand out from each other when they're painted. It's going to take a long time--I have to make a LOT of bricks to cover the back of a 55--but I think it's going to look really cool.

    I'll try to get some pics up soon.
    I was typing when you posted this, how exciting getting the background started
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    20L- Rescue betta Tony Stark and pygmy corys
    20L- Pygmy cory, 2 vampire/rock shrimp, ember tetras and female guppies

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    Looking forward to see these pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonH View Post
    Looking forward to see these pics.
    Me too. :)

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    You should take step by step pictures so you can look back at them some time down the road.
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    Yes, I will, once I figure out how to work this stuff. Don't worry--there will be plenty to see. Right now, in this experimental phase, my pics would look sort of like a school of piranhas attacked a smurf.

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    That's the fun of it when you are trying to figure things out, then you can laugh about it later.
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    Yesss!! Here it comes! I'm very interested to see a Walstad build. I haven't had a chance to her book yet. I'm digging your flora/fauna list and can't wait to see the finished product. Isn't the goal of a Walstad to get the tank as close to a completely self-sufficient eco system as possible?

    I remember you mentioning modifying your AC outflow a week or so ago. I take it the experiment worked? I'm curious as to what you did and how the flow is now distributed.



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    Yes, I've read the Walstad book...TWICE. Hardcore, dude.

    Her basic philosophy is to keep things as natural as possible: CO2 comes from decomposition of organic matter in the substrate; Plant nutrients come from tap water and fish food, etc. A lot of her tanks don't even have filters--she just puts in a powerhead and lets the plants take care of the rest. I don't trust my plant growing abilities that much, so I'm keeping the filter. Her method isn't for everybody--control freaks need not apply. :) But it works with my ideals of fish-keeping, and it's worked for me before.

    Boof, I haven't done the outflow mod yet. Still pondering the best way to do it. Basically, I want to install a pipe or trough to move the water from the filter to the other side of the tank, so that instead of having one half churned and the other half dead, I just have a nice, slow, steady flow through the whole tank. The trick is that it's an HOB filter, so the outflow is gravity fed, and the final outlet has to be above water level. So I'm still kicking around ideas of how to make it work.

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