"The Lagoon:An Artistic Impression"
Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:18 PM
Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:29 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:42 PM
Awesome! I'll have to check it out.
I got the mangroves on eBay. Seller is "bamboo-dynasty"
Fast,easy to communicate with,great packaging and inexpensive...
I think I paid $10+- plus shipping for 8 mangroves.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:38 PM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:50 AM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:11 PM
It houses the LED's and the cfl for the mangroves.
Used an old cd case for the housing...a little more bulky than I would
like,but it does the job.
I attached the LED's to 3/8" plywood,made a reflector/housing out of
(roof)flashing for the cfl. Made the stand out of 1/2 schedule 40 PVC...
painted it black.
There is a switch on the cord to turn the whole fixture on/off...also a switch on the socket
for the cfl inside the box in case I want just the LED's on.
A few pics of the fixture...
Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:44 PM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:01 PM
Sweeeeet! love this pico
forgot to add that I love how you did the sand high on the right side
Thank you...I did the rocks on the left and sand on the right to give
the feeling of "barriers"... The confines of the lagoon.
Any thoughts about these parameters...?
They are in order from the end of week 2/end of week 3/ end of week 4
Temp. 78/ 78/ 79
Ph. 8/ 8/ 8.1
Am. 4.0/ .25/ 0
No2 .25-.5/ .5/ 0
No3 5/ 40/ 40
Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:37 PM
And this showed up over the last few days
I'm really surprised how fast this appeared.
It's only on those 2 spots sort of under the waterfall...
Guess I should get rid of that.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:25 AM
The left rock wall will be covered in a dozen or so different zoas...
Awesome!!! What kind of corals will you put into?
I have 3 different colors of star polyps(pink,neon green,light green)
Sympodium,some macros,I think gorgonians,pulsing Xenia,maybe
some simple SPS...who knows what else...lol
Trying to find more stuff that's smaller scale/size to fit in.
Here's some crappy random pics of a few zoas...
Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:44 PM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:54 PM
Glad to see this show up in the FTS/FES thread today! Beautiful tank, glad you're still in the running. Can't wait to see how this tank matures.
Thanks...I'm glad to be here and having alot of fun.
I'll probably post an update and more pics tonight.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:32 PM
Started putting some corals in:
a bunch of zoas,pulsing xenia,some photosynthetic gorgonian,sympodium and 3 different colors of gsp.
Added a few macros too:
ochtodes,halymenia sp and an unidentified red one.
full tank shot
Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:37 PM
Also, how's evaporation? I didn't notice if you had an ATO
Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:44 PM
The right side is pretty bare. Only some sympodium in the far right corner and a few macros.
I plan on putting 3-4 different color monti capsin the front right area where there are a few tips of rocks sticking up/out.
Still looking for a "feature" coral for the "big" rock front/center and the slope under the waterfall...
some random shots