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post #11 of 21 Old 01-20-2013, 05:39 PM
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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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post #12 of 21 Old 01-21-2013, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
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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)...



540L/140G - 'Tidal Jungle' (Crabs) | 254L/67g - 'Backwater Pool' (Fish/Snails) | 96L/25G - ''Twisted Minds" (Fish/Snails)

I've never had any problems with 'Impulse Buying'. They're just animals that I forgot I had planned to get.
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post #13 of 21 Old 01-21-2013, 06:10 AM
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I like those gravels... Where did you get them?

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post #14 of 21 Old 01-22-2013, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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at the LFS - well first one is, other is from my fish tank, pebbles were lying around the house

540L/140G - 'Tidal Jungle' (Crabs) | 254L/67g - 'Backwater Pool' (Fish/Snails) | 96L/25G - ''Twisted Minds" (Fish/Snails)

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post #15 of 21 Old 01-25-2013, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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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

540L/140G - 'Tidal Jungle' (Crabs) | 254L/67g - 'Backwater Pool' (Fish/Snails) | 96L/25G - ''Twisted Minds" (Fish/Snails)

I've never had any problems with 'Impulse Buying'. They're just animals that I forgot I had planned to get.
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post #16 of 21 Old 01-28-2013, 09:45 PM
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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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post #17 of 21 Old 01-30-2013, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Finished the tank! Got a tonne of photos!
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540L/140G - 'Tidal Jungle' (Crabs) | 254L/67g - 'Backwater Pool' (Fish/Snails) | 96L/25G - ''Twisted Minds" (Fish/Snails)

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share!!!!!

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post #19 of 21 Old 02-01-2013, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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Can you wait until tomorrow? (aussie time?)

540L/140G - 'Tidal Jungle' (Crabs) | 254L/67g - 'Backwater Pool' (Fish/Snails) | 96L/25G - ''Twisted Minds" (Fish/Snails)

I've never had any problems with 'Impulse Buying'. They're just animals that I forgot I had planned to get.
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post #20 of 21 Old 02-01-2013, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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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!

540L/140G - 'Tidal Jungle' (Crabs) | 254L/67g - 'Backwater Pool' (Fish/Snails) | 96L/25G - ''Twisted Minds" (Fish/Snails)

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