Cascade "Scape First jesterRock Build

Discussion in 'jestersix Reefscaping' started by jestersix, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. jestersix

    jestersix Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    102
    First build that is all jesterRock - nice to be able to csat the pieces exactly the way I want them for the build...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Messages:
    12,959
    Likes Received:
    1,060
    Defying gravity? I like it.

    Just eyeballing it I can see that the center of mass looks to be over the one touching the ground, however by how much? If you grow a massive cap or acro colony on the hanging side will we get a tip? :D
     
  3. jestersix

    jestersix Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    102
    It would take a bigger colony than the tank will hold to tip this one. The mass is really centered low and right to offset the high left of the cascade arm - the trick is in HOW you build to get that great visual trickery... Thanks for the kind words and a sharp eye!
     
  4. BAYMAC

    BAYMAC Guest

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    1,084
    Likes Received:
    104
    Going purple now, eh? Love this piece!
     
  5. jestersix

    jestersix Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    102
    This one was a bit more purple than I wanted, but it is a learning curve. Hopefully I'll get better at mixing my colors - I think I need to add a few tones to get things right. Appreciate the positive feedback...
     
  6. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    Messages:
    4,533
    Likes Received:
    726
    Sweet!
    I doubt it will tip, given the explanation.
    For truly gravity-defying, it could be attached to an acrylic base that would under the sand.
     
  7. jestersix

    jestersix Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    102
    Yes, that certainly works. I've done similar things using fiberglass rods with an Emaco wrap. Nice thing about the Emaco wraps, if they get uncovered, they look like rock. Acrylic always looks like acrylic...
     
  8. BAYMAC

    BAYMAC Guest

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    1,084
    Likes Received:
    104
    oh so the core is actual rock?
     
  9. jestersix

    jestersix Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    102
    I was referring to using fiberglass rods for some builds (I call them wraps, fiberglass wrapped in Emaco) - the jesterRock does not have a rock core...
     
  10. BAYMAC

    BAYMAC Guest

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    1,084
    Likes Received:
    104
    Oh ok.
     
  11. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Messages:
    2,903
    Likes Received:
    247
    That design looks familiar. ;)
     
  12. jestersix

    jestersix Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    102
    True, inspired by previous creations, with a few twists...
     
  13. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2014
    Messages:
    770
    Likes Received:
    413
    These look pretty cool. I'm going to be setting up a new tank in the near future and might be interested. Should I talk to you directly? Or do you have a site or something else I should check out?
     
  14. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Messages:
    2,903
    Likes Received:
    247
    I would shoot him a PC or find him on Facebook.
     

Share This Page