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So I had an extra couple hundred pounds of reef rock laying around.  It's loaded with phosphates and takes forever to cure.  I had a project in mind for it, but decided to scrap it.  Anyway, Julie decided that she wanted to use it in our landscape.

 

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Nice aquascaping, huh?

 

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The plants (a mixture of succulents).

 

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One done.

 

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The finished product.

 

Julie thinks they look like coral.  What do you think of the project?

 

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brandon429

it is darn nice. and a predicted 75 year lifespan before complete dissolution due to acid rain ur set its sharp I like it. a dead poci skeleton sits in my desk terrarium right now with moss growing around it lol I like hardscapes/caco3 and planting its neat combo.

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debbeach13

What a great way to use up the rock. 

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Weetabix7

That's a pretty cool idea, I like the succulent garden!!

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fishfreak0114

Nice, I love succulents!

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seabass

Thanks! :)

 

I think our trip to Vancouver Island seems to have made an impression on Julie.  She really wanted to use the "ocean rocks".  I was skeptical at first, but the idea grew on me when we went to pick out plants.  I was a little surprised how well it came out.  Years of rock piling experience finally paid off. :lol:

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RayWhisperer

Looks good. Don't forget the hens and chicks.

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seabass
Thanks Ray!
 
Image result for chick holding hen
 

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cfaye@Delaware

wonderful idea, looks very pretty. Room for filling in and grow out, spreading.....hens and chicks spread quick, I have a lot of them, some are blooming now.

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seabass

Thanks cfaye, we're going back to the greenhouse today, maybe we'll pickup a few.  Like I say with fish related advice, Ray has never steered me wrong.

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RayWhisperer

That's cuz I save the good advice for you. Everyone else..... I just make stuff up.

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seabass

:lol:  I appreciate that.

 

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seabass

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fishfreak0114

So many hens and chicks!  I love those, I'm able to grow small ones in a shell on my bedroom windowsill.

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Ranjib
On 6/23/2017 at 2:13 PM, seabass said:

So I had an extra couple hundred pounds of reef rock laying around.  It's loaded with phosphates and takes forever to cure.  I had a project in mind for it, but decided to scrap it.  Anyway, Julie decided that she wanted to use it in our landscape.

 

garden1.jpg

Nice aquascaping, huh?

 

garden2.jpg

The plants (a mixture of succulents).

 

garden3.jpg

One done.

 

garden4.jpg

The finished product.

 

Julie thinks they look like coral.  What do you think of the project?

 

she is right.

Coral, trees and many other life forms are fractal based (shape wise), I can totally see them similiar

3 hours ago, seabass said:

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:-O more fractals

 

These are really pretty

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Clown79

Looks great. What a wonderful idea!

 

I love succulents.

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RayWhisperer

Hens & chicks!

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Pjanssen
On June 24, 2017 at 8:44 AM, RayWhisperer said:

That's cuz I save the good advice for you. Everyone else..... I just make stuff up.

:lol:

I love multi purpose things. It' so eco friendly (Unless you plan to dump a bunch of synthetic fertilizer in there). Beautiful design too

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seabass

Thanks everyone!  We planted all of the chicks in the rock, and are using the hens for another purpose.

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RayWhisperer

Feasting, and laying delicious eggs?

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GregEmmitte

That's pretty cool

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seabass

Here's what it looks like this year.  We added a little sea turtle that we found at an art show last weekend.

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Ranjib

Looks very natural and a nice addition of texture 

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Tamberav

Very pretty! My mom had a huge coral skeleton in her garden that my brother gave her and I ended up with it. In my case I put it in a macro tank for awhile and it grew macro like crazy... probably from sitting in soil for so many years outside. That tank is no longer running but I bet it would make a nice home for airplants now that I see this.

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DSFIRSTSLTWATER
On ‎6‎/‎23‎/‎2017 at 5:13 PM, seabass said:

So I had an extra couple hundred pounds of reef rock laying around.  It's loaded with phosphates and takes forever to cure.  I had a project in mind for it, but decided to scrap it.  Anyway, Julie decided that she wanted to use it in our landscape.

 

garden1.jpg

Nice aquascaping, huh?

 

garden2.jpg

The plants (a mixture of succulents).

 

garden3.jpg

One done.

 

garden4.jpg

The finished product.

 

Julie thinks they look like coral.  What do you think of the project?

 

Hey that's really awesome looking seabass!!

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