Rich's Whole Tank Shot

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Thales, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Thales

    Thales Past President

    I finally had a minute.

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  2. Paradox

    Paradox Guest

    Whats the big ball floating on the top center?
     
  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Not too shabby their Rich, out of curiosity how did you get those standing pieces like that? I figure branching rock, but how did you attach it to the other rock on top? Epoxy? Rods? Cement?
     
  4. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Daniel, if I read you right, that is a bi colored frogspawn.

    Mike, some of them are wedged upright between rocks that hold them up in one or two places. Some of the smaller branches are actually built of even smaller branches glued with super glue (accelerator rocks!). I think all the gluing is done with super glue - that priming method really seems very strong. No rods, no cement, no epoxy.

    Most of the rock/branch pieces are very big though, so it becomes easier to set them up. I think the biggest rock in there is 90 lbs. I spent a lot of time and case to get large interesting pieces. :D
     
  5. WOW,nice mix reef.how many fishes u have in there?:)


    lapsan
     
  6. Paradox

    Paradox Guest

    Is the frogspawn suspended?
     
  7. Thales

    Thales Past President

    [quote author=orientalexpress link=topic=2614.msg27095#msg27095 date=1195859825]
    WOW,nice mix reef.how many fishes u have in there?:)


    lapsan
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    :D Too many!
     
  8. Thales

    Thales Past President

    [quote author=Paradox link=topic=2614.msg27099#msg27099 date=1195888066]
    Is the frogspawn suspended?
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    Not in the way I think you are thinking. There is a large piece of branch rock that goes from the floor of the tank to the top of the tank in the back center. The frogspawn in glued to that. Next time you are in the EB come check it out.
     
  9. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    Nice tank Rich, I like the new lighting alot, it made your tank glows
     
  10. Paradox

    Paradox Guest

    It looks like the frogspawn is suspended !

    The tank looks good. A lot fuller then what I recall from babysitting your cuttlefish. Hows the Hairless dog and cat?!?
     
  11. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    Nice update Rich, Somehow I remember your tank being way brighter....maybe its just the picture? Do I see 6 clams? Am I right? : )
     
  12. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    Rich - is that sapphire blue sps on the left a Hoeksemai (sp?)
     
  13. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    That's some crazy rockwork there.
     
  14. Paradox

    Paradox Guest

    What type of super glue do you use for the rockwork? I dont feel the type Im using is good enough for rocks.

    Looks great! Ill have to see it in person for its a little difficult to see the detail with that pic..
     
  15. Thales

    Thales Past President

    [quote author=Raddogz link=topic=2614.msg27163#msg27163 date=1196108271]
    Rich - is that sapphire blue sps on the left a Hoeksemai (sp?)
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    Which one? :D
    The one all the way on the left is a tort, and the one nearer the middle but still on the left is something from tonga that I never fully id'd.
     
  16. Thales

    Thales Past President

    [quote author=Paradox link=topic=2614.msg27187#msg27187 date=1196114306]
    What type of super glue do you use for the rockwork? I dont feel the type Im using is good enough for rocks.

    Looks great! Ill have to see it in person for its a little difficult to see the detail with that pic..
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    I use IC GEL. Love it. There are some tricks though, I wrote about them in a recent Reef Hobbyist Magazine, but their site is goofy right now, so I'll try to get the pdf of it up on my site soon. The main thing is to prime the place where you are going to be gluing stuff with glue. Glue sticks to glue easy, and will hold up surpassingly large objects in a tank. The whole arch from the cave top on the left to the two big clams is glued in place, and it is made up of three pieces of live rock glued together. I cheated and used accelerator outside the tank, but I got the shape and size I wanted without having to buy anything!
     
  17. Thales

    Thales Past President

    [quote author=Apon link=topic=2614.msg27156#msg27156 date=1196105942]
    Nice update Rich, Somehow I remember your tank being way brighter....maybe its just the picture? Do I see 6 clams? Am I right? : )
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    Beats me! That pic does look a little fuzzy to me now...

    I'll try to do a time lapse soon.
     
  18. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    [quote author=orientalexpress link=topic=2614.msg27095#msg27095 date=1195859825]
    WOW,nice mix reef.how many fishes u have in there?:)


    lapsan
    [/quote]More like "how many corals do you have in that tank?".

    Looks good Rich, you need to come over to my place and teach me how to cram so many (nice) corals into a tank. Sweet frogspawn BTW..
     
  19. Thales

    Thales Past President

    :D

    Everything seems to be on track in the tank at the moment, so hopefully in the next year, I will actually be removing corals as others grow, which has always been the plan.

    That's frog is pretty sweet - I can't remember where I got it from!
     
  20. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Stopped by at Rich's place after the BBQ for the PM and snapped these.

    Rich and his science lab.
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    Tank under different lighting schemes.
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    Other reasons why Rich wants actinics.
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    Piece that Eileen and I were drooling at.
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