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I'm finally getting around to setting up my new tank. Here's my old thread:
http://www.nano-reef...?...235561&st=0

My inspiration
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I'm pretty handy so I like to build everything-plus I enjoy the build of it all- so it's goona be mostly diy. This time round I'm going to try and model everything off of ADA cleanness and try and make it look very natural. It's gonna be hard but I think I can do it. Tank will be 40x20x10 and 3D :lol: and yes there will be mangroves in this, around 15ish red and black, and maybe even white if I can find any :huh:

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anyway leave you with some pics-dual bottom base
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the rest of the glass-the glass shop cut this wrong and I had to get it recut but they got it done and a polished edge
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and a toy came in today
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stay tuned


Edited by Giga, 29 December 2010 - 05:25 PM.

Mangrove Forest               Black Lagoon                Guide to growing mangroves

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Bonsai                                                                                                                                                                                 The Drop Off

 


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Will do I had the same idea let me know how it turns out.... I wanted to do a 63" x 19" x 14"... Love the idea's keep it up.

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tuned in...

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Beautiful inspiration :)
Tagging along for this one!

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Is that Tonga or Palau in the pictures ?

I love mangroves :D

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I can't wait to see this turn out.

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Will follow. Had a similar idea for my next tank, although thats still waaaay off.

My 20H Version 2.0 Decommissioned
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=247740


My 75 Gallons of Mu lit rockwall
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=272635

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hoe do you follow threads

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those are palu islands-I' m really exited about his tank as it's my dream tank. This might be a slow build but I will still keep posting pictures as things go on to make sure things stay interesting.


On a side not my dril crapped out so I can't drill the holes for the overflow so I got to get a new drill <_<. There will also be another hidden pump inside the overflow that will power the waterfalls :o yep water falls :o

here's a couple red mangroves that i've had for a while
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also why not some more insperation
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Edited by Giga, 29 July 2010 - 12:36 PM.

Mangrove Forest               Black Lagoon                Guide to growing mangroves

mangrovefeature.jpg

Bonsai                                                                                                                                                                                 The Drop Off

 


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Those 3 SPS Reefs are amazing. I like the second one a lot!

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Those 3 SPS Reefs are amazing. I like the second one a lot!


that is my favorite too- I plan on having two islands on the right will be a mini version of the that picture and the left island of the palau island

Mangrove Forest               Black Lagoon                Guide to growing mangroves

mangrovefeature.jpg

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I cannot wait to see this tank!

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I cannot wait to see this tank!



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Mangrove Forest               Black Lagoon                Guide to growing mangroves

mangrovefeature.jpg

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that is my favorite too- I plan on having two islands on the right will be a mini version of the that picture and the left island of the palau island

This is going to be sweet.

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Along for the ride.

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nothing really new to report for the day-I tried drilling the bottom of my tank but after 10 holes my holes saw is duller then dull and it took 1 hour to drill 1/4" into 3/8" so gonn ahve to order a new diamond saw. anywho how bout more insperation


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Edited by Giga, 31 July 2010 - 07:08 AM.

Mangrove Forest               Black Lagoon                Guide to growing mangroves

mangrovefeature.jpg

Bonsai                                                                                                                                                                                 The Drop Off

 


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I've never heard of montipora in mangrove lagoons. Cool.

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Me neither! this a very cool idea Giga...following along :ninja:

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I've never heard of montipora in mangrove lagoons. Cool.




acually the outer edge of mangroves forests are covered with coral. I don't know if ic ould achieve this becuase you need thick old root and mine kinda don't cut it lol

Mangrove Forest               Black Lagoon                Guide to growing mangroves

mangrovefeature.jpg

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I knew there was lots of coral but I never knew montis where there. Interesting.

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yeah I'm not a huge fan of monties but I think 1 larger colony on the rock work should look good-we'll see

Mangrove Forest               Black Lagoon                Guide to growing mangroves

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Definetly.

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I've decided for my mangrove/waterfall island I'm going to use my 70w Japanese spot light suplemented with 10 royal blue leds-This light puts out some serious par for a 70w, it is proablly becuase it's 6,5k but the royal blue should help make it just under 10k

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I have decided what to use for the little coral island on the right side of the tank led, MH or t5 os some combination of ther of-gots to think :happy:

Mangrove Forest               Black Lagoon                Guide to growing mangroves

mangrovefeature.jpg

Bonsai                                                                                                                                                                                 The Drop Off

 


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That's really cool.

You don't see spot lights in the US that much.

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Looking forward to seeing it up and running. Mangrove tanks are always interesting.