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#121 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 03:41 PM

Excited to see this


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#122 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 04:50 PM

Anything?


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#123 Chasmodes

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 07:48 AM

Thanks for asking Calvi.  I've made some progress with the roots.  The rope that I purchased looks pretty good.  I need to finish up some of the structure still, but after that, it will be time to seal it all together with the grout, then paint with Drylok/cement dye.  I'll take a few pictures of my progress of what I'm done, and also as I move forward. 

 

Also, I'm scrapping the idea of using foam on the roots, because I don't want them to float.  And, I want them removable for maintenance purposes.  I just want to set them in there securely.  I think that the grout will hold them down, but I'm also thinking about filling the PVC pipe with sand.

 

I've been on three fishing trips over the past four weekends, so my time has been limited.  It's tough to turn down a good fishing trip!  Also, this last trip this past weekend was out of my boat, so getting that ready took a bit of time.

 

B.O.A.T. = Break Out Another Thousand


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#124 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:46 AM

True, fishing is the best. Just went to the red river of the north and caught a couple 7 lb catfish


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#125 Chasmodes

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:23 PM

Nice!  Gotta love big catfish!


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#126 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:30 PM

Any news?


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#127 Chasmodes

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:29 AM

Thanks for asking Calvi.  I didn't work much on this project this summer simply because of a lack of time to do it.  I spent a lot of time outside collecting and sampling our brackish water this summer with the focus on my brackish tanks.  As the weather cools, I'll get back on this project and finish it.  I need to get on it because this project is holding up my larger brackish tank project.  Hopefully soon I'll have something to share.  Most likely, I'll be outdoors next weekend.  If we have bad weather, I might do some work and make progress on the roots.


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#128 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 05:03 PM

I’ll be annoying again and ask how’s the tank going?


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#129 Chasmodes

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:07 AM

Awe not annoying at all Calvi.  I haven't worked much on this tank build in a while, but, I decided that the first chance that I get, I'm going to go ahead and paint and install the background and work on the roots separately.   On Sunday, I cleaned up my work space and organized my painting supplies to prepare for finishing up the rock work, so I'm motivated.  I've been studying on the net different techniques to use because I want to get it right the first time.  I have a plan of action, now I need to take action :)

 

My time has been consumed with family matters mostly, and any free time that I had was spent on the ice fishing.


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#130 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 09:57 AM

Awe not annoying at all Calvi.  I haven't worked much on this tank build in a while, but, I decided that the first chance that I get, I'm going to go ahead and paint and install the background and work on the roots separately.   On Sunday, I cleaned up my work space and organized my painting supplies to prepare for finishing up the rock work, so I'm motivated.  I've been studying on the net different techniques to use because I want to get it right the first time.  I have a plan of action, now I need to take action :)
 
My time has been consumed with family matters mostly, and any free time that I had was spent on the ice fishing.

You have inspired my to make a 20 gallon long stream tank! It’s happening in a year or two but it is still happening!


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#131 Chasmodes

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 10:16 AM

That's awesome Calvi!  Can't wait to see it.  You have a good eye for aquascaping.

 

As far as my 75 goes, today I will pick this project back up.  Right now, I'm prepping my work area.  More to come.


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#132 mattknepley

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 08:14 PM

That's awesome Calvi!  Can't wait to see it.  You have a good eye for aquascaping.
 
As far as my 75 goes, today I will pick this project back up.  Right now, I'm prepping my work area.  More to come.

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#133 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 08:16 PM

That's awesome Calvi!  Can't wait to see it.  You have a good eye for aquascaping.
 
As far as my 75 goes, today I will pick this project back up.  Right now, I'm prepping my work area.  More to come.

Yaaaaaaaay!!! Also my name is Calvin, I forgot the “n” when I made my username. Also now the plan changed to two 10 gallons because of college rules. One will be riffle and one will be riffle pool style


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#134 Chasmodes

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 08:12 AM

That sounds cool Calvin!  I had a 10g saltwater set up, just a fish only tank with 2 fish, but it was a nice tank.  I kept a bright magenta pseudochromis (a type of basslet a.k.a. dottyback) and a small Hypsoblennius hentz (feather blenny) that I caught in the Chesapeake.  The biggest problem with that tank was me spending time watching it instead of studying!


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#135 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 03:21 PM

That sounds cool Calvin!  I had a 10g saltwater set up, just a fish only tank with 2 fish, but it was a nice tank.  I kept a bright magenta pseudochromis (a type of basslet a.k.a. dottyback) and a small Hypsoblennius hentz (feather blenny) that I caught in the Chesapeake.  The biggest problem with that tank was me spending time watching it instead of studying!

Yeah my problem will be watching both tanks and going out collecting new things and live food for the tanks


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#136 Chasmodes

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 08:00 AM

That's a good problem compared to not having a tank at all ;)


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#137 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 04:17 PM

I’m back to poke the bear


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#138 Chasmodes

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:00 AM

Thanks Calvin.  I actually made some progress this past weekend...baby steps.  I cleaned up my work area yesterday, laid down tarps, and arranged my painting supplies to get ready to start the paint job.  I decided to go ahead and paint and install the background, and then get the tank up, cycled and running.  I will work on the roots afterwards.  I hope to have the painting done by this coming weekend.  If I'm happy with the results, then I will silicone everything in place next week.

 

My push to get this project done is more or less being driven to get my large oyster reef tank set up, because I'm using the stand as my work space.  


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