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Old 12-29-2012, 11:46 PM   #31
 
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Yeah thats pretty much how my thought chain started off sanguine, then i moved on and started searching for more wall like ideas.......for instance this




which then led me into thinking about creating a mini cliff. the pic above is foam, silicone and black quartz sand to make the wall...... what i want to do is like you, partition off a section of the tank, but with more of a severe drop to create a loach beach where they can wallow, focally.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:50 PM   #32
 
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that tasnk ended up like this btw;

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Old 12-29-2012, 11:59 PM   #33
 
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the3 effect looks great! I dont think i could do that with my next 1 tho, im going cichilid!!
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:03 AM   #34
 
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altho i have had an idea pop into my head for making proper caves
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:07 AM   #35
 
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do share.......i was thinking about this too.......if i was to use foam.........i could extend the foam underneath the gravel substrate and form caves out of it......

im so doing this.

i dont care how many tries it takes......this will be amazing......
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:07 AM   #36
 
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Im UK, so hopefuly will have same name etc....but if anyone can tell me what type of foam id need for this im going to have a look at getting some tomorrow and starting a first attempt at this!
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:54 AM   #37
 
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So that's what you call disgusting. I may have to withdraw my pic offer.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:53 AM   #38
 
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The plastic canvas idea was genius. Thanks so much for sharing it SanguineFox. Molinious, thanks for sharing your pics too.

I am looking forward to seeing the progress of it. This entire thread has truly inspired my aquascaping plans and I thank all of you very much for that. Our 45 gallon is 24" high, so if the other half could figure out how to do the foam stuff, I could have numerous levels within the tank. It might be a bit before we can get to this, but ooo I am very excited.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:10 AM   #39
 
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I really love the idea of the planted cliffs, with a place for the loaches to sift through the sand. I really can't wait to see the process!
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:49 AM   #40
 
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So that's what you call disgusting. I may have to withdraw my pic offer.

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