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Old 06-22-2008, 01:06 AM   #1
 
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Slate Decorations

A tube of aquarium silicone and a pile of slate got attacked tonight. Looking to save some money and still fill up my big 55 gallon I created my own aquarium decorations.




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Old 06-22-2008, 01:09 AM   #2
 
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Looks good! I especially like the one in the very middle.
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Old 06-22-2008, 05:18 AM   #3
 
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very nice indeed,makes me want to get some.
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Old 06-22-2008, 11:25 AM   #4
 
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I like your DIY decorations. I love making my own stuff too. Great job! I can't wait to see pic's of everything set up in your tank.

(I also like the black horn in the background on the desk.)
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Old 06-22-2008, 12:13 PM   #5
 
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Looks good! I especially like the one in the very middle.
Thanks. I thought it looked a bit boring with just two piles raising up off the base so I added that long piece to add change. If you mean the lean to, that one is because all my slate can in big sheets, no real rubble, so I figured it would look good to have something vertically oriented.

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very nice indeed,makes me want to get some.
I lucked out an got a HUGE pile of slate in the deal with my tank so I'm getting these decorations for just the cost of a tube of silicone. I have no idea really what slate by itself would cost.

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I like your DIY decorations. I love making my own stuff too. Great job! I can't wait to see pic's of everything set up in your tank.

(I also like the black horn in the background on the desk.)
Well I keep my post in Starting a Freshwater Tank: http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=18249 updated, but my blog is most up to date on my tank's progress.

The horn was a present from my in laws after their trip to Israel. I didn't bother to find a clean background to take photos against and just used my desk.
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Old 06-22-2008, 12:37 PM   #6
 
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Hey thanks for the links. It looks like things are coming along nicely for you. I had to chuckle reading that you're "an engineer and always need a plan." I respect that. I'm almost the opposite....I get a rough plan in my head and make the rest up as I go along. It drives my husband crazy! Hee, hee. 8)
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:02 PM   #7
 
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Yay

Thanks for the idea. I have some slate my dad gave me for my pond, which I had to take apart >.<
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:26 PM   #8
 
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pics 234 and 5 look too posed!!
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:37 PM   #9
 
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Umm, what?
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:56 PM   #10
 
I was wondering how these were holding up. I don't use a substrate in my frog tank (and won't in the turtle tank) and am having some trouble decorating so the tanks arent boring. I considered using slate, river rocks and fake plants to help out with this.
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