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jbb_00

I am in the process of reworking my tank, 24x15x13 gutted/sumped IM Fusion 20. As I was having my nightly drink of choice (whiskey !!) I looked over to my junk box and said ,

 

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

 

It is often said that your base structure really doesnt matter, because soon enough it will be covered in coral , and no one will be able to see it anyway.

 

SO

 

with that in mind , what about using something like this

 

 

 

I WILL have areas for biological growth, but the shape of the structure itself is what got my attention.

 

Think it could work, or am I drinking too much

 

 

 

 

TLDR :

I wanna put corals on this ish

 

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amphipod

What's it made of? If plastic what's the recycle number?

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jbb_00

What's it made of? If plastic what's the recycle number?

 

its plastic, came from petsmart .

 

 

not sure on recycle #

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amphipod

Is the surface very smooth?

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jbb_00

Is the surface very smooth?

the inside is extremely smooth, outside is textured

 

and its hollow

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amphipod

Good, good. Last question do you have tons of coraline algae creeping on every surface of the tank?

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jack1978

I also have some of my best ideas while drinking whiskey.....I actually thought about doing the same thing. I say go for it!

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jbb_00

Good, good. Last question do you have tons of coraline algae creeping on every surface of the tank?

 

Not at this moment, tank is still a baby

 

I also have some of my best ideas while drinking whiskey.....I actually thought about doing the same thing. I say go for it!

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amphipod

Best thing to do in my opinion is allow coraline to creep up the plastic piece, since the coraline will make an excellent surface for corals to latch on to you could have an awesome looking pink coral log with a cave for some fish.

 

Reason to let algae grow over first is so the frag glue will stick.

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jbb_00

coraline will make an excellent surface for corals to latch on to

 

thats why Jesus made sooooper glooooo

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amphipod

Make sure to get the special plastic bonding one.

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hey

whiskey and super glue is how all the best projects start

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hypostatic

 

I have this exact thing in my frog tank lol.

 

You can put it in your tank no worries.

 

whiskey and super glue is how all the best projects start

 

:D haha

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hey

also on a side note... I heard real wood in saltwater doesn't rot but takes on properties of a rock... if this is true I need to experiment.

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jbb_00

I have this exact thing in my frog tank lol.

 

It was actually purchased for that exact same thing, but never made it that far :lol:

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hypostatic

well, it should float, and that might be an issue



It was actually purchased for that exact same thing, but never made it that far :lol:

 

Aw frogs are so much fun!

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amphipod
post-84861-0-91838700-1420259424_thumb.jpg lol reminded me of my dead rabbit bones tank.

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jbb_00

:blink:

 

 

 

what tha ....

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amphipod

Deer bone in background next to live rock

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jbb_00

well, it should float, and that might be an issue

 

 

Aw frogs are so much fun!

 

I have some rubble than I can try to weigh it down with

 

attachicon.gifIMG_20141015_220154.jpg lol reminded me of my dead rabbit bones tank.

 

 

Deer bone in background next to live rock

 

Walking Dead Reef ?

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kimberbee

I like this idea!

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amphipod

Lol nah I found a "jerky covered" rabbit carcass and waited till all the skin rotted off, bleached in peroxide and set it up to look awesome, deer bone I found on a walk.

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hey

attachicon.gifIMG_20141015_220154.jpg lol reminded me of my dead rabbit bones tank.

 

you just took this to a whole new level

 

 

next level shit guys

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hypostatic

I have some rubble than I can try to weigh it down with

 

Oops, sorry for the confusion, I was referring to this:

 

also on a side note... I heard real wood in saltwater doesn't rot but takes on properties of a rock... if this is true I need to experiment.

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amphipod

Oh trust me wood and shallow oxygenated water, rots every time.

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