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Old 01-20-2013, 05:39 PM   #11
 
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It was easy :P

Just a tube of silicone ($6), great stuff foam ($5), Spray paint ($4), and Plasti-dip Smoke (not done yet, but $6. Will smooth and darken it, along with sealing it)

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Old 01-21-2013, 05:44 AM   #12
 
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Pools now doneish...

OK, done the pools!

Top view - fresh water is bigger as I found the crabs prefer to wade in freshwater

Salt water test - half done

Pebbles I am going to glue on.
The first one is the "most common pebble" in the pools. This gravel will raise the pH and gH of the tank - funny how it was the cheapest of the non-artificial black gravel.. only $2.99 per kg. But its very dusty!
Second one will be my decorative gravel, this will be streaks in the water - like a tiger :- . This is from a fish tank, so it has good bacteria. I will also be getting java moss from my tank too. plus some algae - if I can get it...
Then the last one will be used as the sand stopper pebbles as I am thinking of running filters (or filter) in the tank(s)...


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Old 01-21-2013, 06:10 AM   #13
 
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I like those gravels... Where did you get them?
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:26 AM   #14
 
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at the LFS - well first one is, other is from my fish tank, pebbles were lying around the house
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:28 PM   #15
 
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Here is the Pools ramp thingies...
They made out of screens (like you find on doors) except they are the plastic one.
Salt water... (gotta do touch ups)

Fresh water (half done )

And yes, I ran out of silicone
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:45 PM   #16
 
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I use plasti-dip instead of silicone on everything except glass. it comes in several colors (although I only use clear and black) and is easier to apply with a brush. I thin it with a little naphtha first.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:18 PM   #17
 
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Finished the tank! Got a tonne of photos!
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:21 PM   #18
 
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share!!!!!
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:18 AM   #19
 
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Can you wait until tomorrow? (aussie time?)
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:36 PM   #20
 
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OK heres is some pics of the tank (I kinda rushed these, normally I put them of photobucket)
Click here to see the tank!
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