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Old 01/07/2011, 10:40 PM   #901
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I just came across this thread and, WOW, talk about taking an aquascape to another level!! Very very cool concept and execution! Great idea with 'triming' & 'shaping' your corals to look more and more Bonsai-like....you can get really creative as your tank continues to grow out.




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Old 01/08/2011, 06:09 PM   #902
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Wow, tank looks great!!


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Old 01/28/2011, 11:52 AM   #903
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Old 02/01/2011, 02:49 PM   #904
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Hello Guy/Gals,

I have decided to take out some rock and lean out my aquascape to give it a more open look. Actually i did not mean for it to look like a bonzai but this is what i came out with. The tank is a 36x36x24 Starfire Rimless. I have a post going on in the reefclub portion for more details on the setup. My other post on my Tank Any feedback is welcome and sorry for the crappy pics i need a new camera.

Here is a Before Shot


A here is what it looks like now




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I wanted to have least contact with the sand without loosing coral space.



Your tank aquascape looks awsome, how were you able to bond the rocks togher to make it look like its free standing?


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Old 02/01/2011, 03:25 PM   #905
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Wow - Lots of Beautiful tanks in this thread!

I'll add my in-progress desktop nano with the admonition it wasn't designed as a bonsai tank, but as the end result has a lot of the cantilevered features, I thought might interest Bonsai aficionados...


Sorry for the cloudy water photos - The substrate was just added.









Here's a few pics showing the process of creating of the "Puzzle Rock"...








Thanks for looking - Here's the build thread if any one's interested.


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Old 02/01/2011, 04:35 PM   #906
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wow, thats pretty interesting! Allows you to mount lots of corals with out being over crowded. The grow out would look insane!


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Old 02/01/2011, 05:55 PM   #907
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Guys so sorry for my slackness on my thread I have been pre occupied with my other hobbies, to make it up to you all here is a whole bunch of photos taken today.






















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Old 02/01/2011, 05:59 PM   #908
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Old 02/01/2011, 06:04 PM   #909
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Old 02/01/2011, 06:07 PM   #910
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Old 02/01/2011, 07:13 PM   #911
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That is just beautiful!!!

Can I ask...Camera/Lens Model?


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Old 02/01/2011, 11:42 PM   #912
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Wow nice tank!


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Old 02/02/2011, 12:10 AM   #913
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Really an insperational tank! Great work, and you growth is amazing!
Why did you go bare bottom?


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Old 02/02/2011, 07:27 PM   #914
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That is just beautiful!!!

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Rebel XSi with stock lens kit EF-S 18-55 IS


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Old 02/02/2011, 07:28 PM   #915
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Really an insperational tank! Great work, and you growth is amazing!
Why did you go bare bottom?
For a very minimal maintenance system.
The current maintenance on this tank are monthly 50g water changes, empty skimmer cup, change filter sock and scrape glass weekly. This is as low maintenance as i can get without any issues.


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Old 02/10/2011, 10:32 AM   #916
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What other maintenance were you doing before with the sand bed that you're not doing now?

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Old 02/10/2011, 02:05 PM   #917
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what up brotha? how you been?..Still doing incredible displays i see..switched over to t5's .Ill hit u you soon!!


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Old 02/10/2011, 02:27 PM   #918
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crazy4acros, beautiful tank love everything about it


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Old 02/10/2011, 03:46 PM   #919
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Bookmarked to copy on my next tank... The jutting overhangs are brilliant!!!
I also bookmarked for the next build great job man!!


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Old 02/11/2011, 01:28 AM   #920
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The grow-out is just awesome!!!


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Old 02/11/2011, 01:34 AM   #921
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Hey thorly! Your growout is just amazing! Very very nice!


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Old 02/11/2011, 07:17 AM   #922
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great looking tank ...could you tell me what other fish you have in there besides the chromis


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Old 02/11/2011, 11:09 AM   #923
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OT reefsic like the avatar REBEL 8? that is my buddies co.


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Old 02/11/2011, 12:20 PM   #924
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OT reefsic like the avatar REBEL 8? that is my buddies co.
Thank reign. Dont mean to be off-topic, but which of the 2 is your buddy...Josh or Mikey? Both?

Love the brand, style, culture, etc etc


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Old 02/11/2011, 08:25 PM   #925
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Crazy4acros, tank looks great. Did you do anything to the bottom of the tank underneath? i am thinking of painting the underside of my new barebottom black.


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