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Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by livingwaterplanet, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Disagree. Scape dry if you can. If rocks stay stacked dry they will stay when they get wet.
     
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  2. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    It is nice to scape dry, especially if inside the tank. Prevents your arms from getting wet and sand from kicking up if using sand. On the other hand, wet does help you arrange large rocks around as they will feel lighter, and prevent dropping, especially if bare bottom. With a larger tank, you will probably find yourself rescaping after several days, weeks, years... it's never perfect! lol
     
  3. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Yeah if you're just gonna stack a bunch of rock, then inside the tank dry. If you're gonna glue, drill, use acrylic posts, zip ties etc, then scape outside tank and place afterwards.


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  4. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    When scaping in the tank dry, highly suggested to put a piece of cardboard on the inside of the glass.
    Less scratches.
     
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  5. livingwaterplanet

    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

    Elos 70 is only 55 gallons so it did fit in an RX350 with the seats down...barely. My 'new' 180+ gallon needed movers.

    I use the term "lab grade" very loosely to describe the stand. It is basically a stainless steel clad "tank" built just like the equipment found in my commercial lab client


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  6. livingwaterplanet

    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

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    My first attempt with my new tank.


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  7. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Is it going in your garage or is that just a staging area?
     
  8. livingwaterplanet

    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

    garage...California's version of version of "basement"
     
  9. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    What type of tank is in the background?
     
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  10. livingwaterplanet

    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

    It's a "Visio" glass tank custom built by Advance Aqua Tanks in LA. Euro-braced 48x30x30.
     
  11. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    For some reason looks small-ish
     
  12. livingwaterplanet

    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

    Probably because it is almost a cube. It is 30" deep, 30" tall, and 48" long, which gives it a similar shape to my Elos 70 but with three times more volume and the overflow is centered instead of offset. The RC website calculates 187 gallons for its dimensions.
     
  13. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Chunky...great dimensions
    It is a very nice thing to be able to watch your fish swim towards you as well as away from you, rather than just back and forth side to side.
     
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  14. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Looks good!
    (As long as the tank is bigger than that black mat. Otherwise it seems too close to glass on sides)
     
  15. livingwaterplanet

    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

    Ready for water![​IMG]


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  16. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    That was fast!
     
  17. livingwaterplanet

    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

    I am on sabbatical from work, so reefing is my day job right now ;-) I liked my first attempt, so I went with it. I only needed to epoxy a couple of rocks up high. I just realized that this scape is similar to my old Elos 70 scape except the "mountain" is on the left this time instead of the right.
     
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  18. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I have the same size tank as yours but shorter. Mine is 48x30x20.
     
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  19. livingwaterplanet

    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

    Very cool! So you have the same footprint? I would have preferred a shallower 20" but this tank was an offer I could not refuse.
     
  20. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    That's funny. I saw yours and thought, "If only mine was that tall." :)
     
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