After the Earthquake...

Discussion in 'jestersix Reefscaping' started by jestersix, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. jestersix

    jestersix Sponsor

    This past weekend I made my way up to Napa for a build - the customer lost almost everything in the quake.

    So, a new start was in order...

    The Lab goes mobile...

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  2. jestersix

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  3. jestersix

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  5. bluprntguy

    bluprntguy Webmaster

    Looks awesome. Are you using sand and concrete to bond the pieces together, or is it something else?

    Edit: I really should actually read a post before responding. Looks like you are using Emaco.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2014
  6. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    No rock slides!
    Good for you, Jon. Nothing like stress testing the pile.

    I felt the same way about the stand I made for my 120. Water sloshed out but stand held!

    My cousin that lives in Napa wasn't so lucky. Rocks fell, tank broke!! Cichlid tank so probably had way different kind of rock.
     
  7. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Hmm has anyone told you, you have a gift?

    You have been bestowed the gift of....building beautiful aquascapes.

    When I get a new tank (which wont be for a long time) I will be contacting you to do the aquascaping.
     
  8. jestersix

    jestersix Sponsor

    Thanks all!
     
  9. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    So does the acrylic you're working with/clamped on let you know the size of the tank when building this? Or was that just used as a work space?
     
  10. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Any long term concerns/issues you've found w the emaco mix?
     
  11. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    Looks great, Johnny!
     
  12. jestersix

    jestersix Sponsor

    The acrylic gives me the basic dimensions as well as a solid building surface (I always cast the base rocks with a fglat bottom to assure a stable build.
     
  13. jestersix

    jestersix Sponsor

    No issues that I am aware of - when you first add to a tank it leaches enough silicates to give a small diatom bloom, but that is about all. It stays strong and stable...
     

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