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Dr. Seuss's Truffula Tank - 2.5 Old School Pico

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748S911

Thats awesome, is that a diffuser too? 

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Just now, 748S911 said:

Thats awesome, is that a diffuser too? 

That's what it looks like on there... I'll try to take a FTS with my coral lense either later today or tomorrow and I'll be able to confirm, unless the creator posts first.

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3 hours ago, 748S911 said:

Thats awesome, is that a diffuser too? 

Yes it’s a diffuser, I used p95 clear acrylic 

 

3 hours ago, ChristopherDido said:

That's what it looks like on there... I'll try to take a FTS with my coral lense either later today or tomorrow and I'll be able to confirm, unless the creator posts first.

Yass FTS but I think you need more coral 😂 

 

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6 hours ago, ChristopherDido said:

So got to hang out with @This guy is extra salty and @inland_reef for a few at a local LFS. @This guy is extra salty made me an acrylic top for my janky tank and included a nice etching on it... But get this I only asked for one and he hooked me up with two! Now to decide which lid to put on this tank. Thanks so much for the thoughtful etchings, here's a few pics for all of you to admire this awesome work. 

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I was trying to find that background that looked decent and similar to the one you have. but I ended up with a still shot from the Lorax movie. I wasn’t sure if it was going to block out too much light hence why you got two lids. With the “matte” acrylic should distribute the light more evenly compared to the dimpled crap you would find at a hardware store.

 

ill grab that tank for your classroom Sunday, I’m going to water test it Monday and Tuesday. So you can have it anytime next week. 

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7 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Yes it’s a diffuser, I used p95 clear acrylic 

 

Yass FTS but I think you need more coral 😂 

 

I want one so bad lol. I feel like I need to come up with some sort of trademark or logo first!

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Just now, pricewayne said:

I want one so bad lol. I feel like I need to come up with some sort of trademark or logo first!

A lid, ATO, or tank?

 

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13 hours ago, This guy is extra salty said:

A lid, ATO, or tank?

 

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...decide. I can't decide.

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20 hours ago, This guy is extra salty said:

I was trying to find that background that looked decent and similar to the one you have. but I ended up with a still shot from the Lorax movie. I wasn’t sure if it was going to block out too much light hence why you got two lids. With the “matte” acrylic should distribute the light more evenly compared to the dimpled crap you would find at a hardware store.

 

ill grab that tank for your classroom Sunday, I’m going to water test it Monday and Tuesday. So you can have it anytime next week. 

That's awesome! Thanks again! I'm gonna try to get by an LFS tomorrow and pick up a coral or two for this tank... At least that's the plan. 

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Haven’t posted here yet, but I wanted to say I think the theme is fantastic. I was a big fan of Dr Seuss growing up, and I think there are MANY whimsical coral options for this theme. I agree with the consensus, that Duncans are perfect, but there are SO many other good options! I can’t wait to see how this turns out!

 

And it’s great that you got to meet some local reefers around you! @This guy is extra salty does great work, and I’m lucky enough to have the first tank he made for this competition on the way soon! I’m gonna have to hit him up for more in the future, those etchings are fantastic and everything he produces is so clean. 

 

Once again, fantastic theme, and really looking forward to seein this one develop. Themes like this Dr Seuss one, and the sorta stuff that @seabass and @Tigahboy are doing really set your guys’ tanks apart from the crowd! Great ideas!!

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On 5/18/2019 at 8:34 PM, ChristopherDido said:

That's awesome! Thanks again! I'm gonna try to get by an LFS tomorrow and pick up a coral or two for this tank... At least that's the plan. 

Is 530pm ok for meet up tomorrow?

i have to pick up some new stickers at 5pm off Jefferson 

 

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So I’m sitting here at art of aquaria waiting for @ChristopherDido to show up to grab this 11g peninsula tank for his classroom.FEDEF51E-1F75-459A-A81E-92268D8B6543.thumb.jpeg.dd3ae7034be64c9731b7ef887e17605b.jpeg0EE2D7B8-3B56-4917-ABC7-832664B30B4A.thumb.jpeg.5f99ea578881961ab8bd2f9a27174d73.jpeg

With custom media rack

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3 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

So I’m sitting here at art of aquaria waiting for @ChristopherDido to show up to grab this 11g peninsula tank for his classroom.FEDEF51E-1F75-459A-A81E-92268D8B6543.thumb.jpeg.dd3ae7034be64c9731b7ef887e17605b.jpeg0EE2D7B8-3B56-4917-ABC7-832664B30B4A.thumb.jpeg.5f99ea578881961ab8bd2f9a27174d73.jpeg

With custom media rack

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Dude! I'm not getting a chance to get up there tonight, planning to go in the morning. My wife got off early and we wanted to go to a new brewery that just opened down the street. Can you leave it there and I'll get it tomorrow? If they don't mind if course 🙂

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13 minutes ago, ChristopherDido said:

Dude! I'm not getting a chance to get up there tonight, planning to go in the morning. My wife got off early and we wanted to go to a new brewery that just opened down the street. Can you leave it there and I'll get it tomorrow? If they don't mind if course 🙂

I left it with david 

(btw he broke the handle off on the media rack) give him some crap about that 😂

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5 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

I left it with david 

(btw he broke the handle off on the media rack) give him some crap about that 😂

Will do! 😂 Thanks. BTW... I'm gonna private message you my phone number so you can text me next time lol

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As promised an update on the Truffala Tank. We've had a lot going on around the house the last few weeks, we're trying to sell our house and move to an area of the city we think we'd be happier in. Anyway, had to shut down my other cube pico reef (it was the "upgrade" after the reef bowl contest) and added a rock flower from there and also the pom pom we've had in there for about 8 months and today we added a new friend that fits great with our theme. Meet our YCG!!! No name yet, thinking of names for both or fun whimsical creatures. Well here's what you all want to see...

First an FTS from tonight

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Our super awesome pom pom (name pending) he is frequently out later in the evening already! 

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And our newest addition YCG (also name pending) he's not eating or perching yet, he's still getting adjusted.

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Hope all the Dad's out there had a great Father's Day!!!

 

Photo Heavy update:  I have not added much extra this week didn't see anything at the stores that I "Had to Have," we did relocate the reef to a different location in the house and I have removed the Turbo Snail and added in a Trochus to go with the two cerith snails.  Also while performing maintenance on my Nuvo 20, I pulled out some macro algae and cut it up and transferred it to the Pico.  Overall pretty happy so far with the inhabitants and the direction it is heading, looks like to get a few more hammers in there I'm gonna have to drop a little more cash than I was planning, on the plus side the Majano has stayed put and really hasn't grown all that much.

 

Anyway here's a FTS on it's new stand (eventually I want to deconstruct the TV and place an aquarium in there, not sure I will be able to though:)

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Up Close FTS where you can see the Macros (I believe they are called Dragon's Tongue, was sold to me as Dragon's Breath about 2 Years ago🙂

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My Little "pest" majano looking to be growing just a bit:

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Couple of Macro Shots of my tank:

Green Strars and Macro Algae:

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Pink and Black Pin-Stripe RFA:

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seabass

Looking good!

 

3 hours ago, ChristopherDido said:

eventually I want to deconstruct the TV and place an aquarium in there, not sure I will be able to though

Maybe build a custom plywood/fiberglass/glass aquarium for it: https://www.bing.com/search?q=build+plywood+fiberglass+aquarium&qs=n&form=QBRE&sp=-1&pq=build+plywood+fiberglass+aquarium&sc=1-33&sk=&cvid=C4E5D63DFC5A41609CDDA7C258DFF0B5

 

 

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27 minutes ago, seabass said:

I'm Brave and Halfway Talented, but not that talented 🤣  For those that are good on Them... I did make this little stand thing for a 2 gal cube as a gift to a coworker. not nearly as fancy as @This guy is extra salty and his acrylic work, but decent

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Pretty fancy

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Tank looks great. Love the theme! 

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7 hours ago, Clown79 said:

Tank looks great. Love the theme! 

Thanks!  Hoping to add another Hammer or two this week and maybe a Duncan.  Really depends on what I can find cheap here at a local LFS.  

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On 6/18/2019 at 7:33 AM, ChristopherDido said:

Thanks!  Hoping to add another Hammer or two this week and maybe a Duncan.  Really depends on what I can find cheap here at a local LFS.  

Hopefully they have some nice stuff for you! I think it should come together nicely. The GSP, the RFA, all very fitting for the theme

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