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Noah's Hidden Cavern - A Old School Pico Adventure

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Noah C Peterson
On 6/19/2019 at 5:55 PM, seabass said:

I imagine you're right.

 

The effect is very cool.  I feel that you are almost there.  The cave is very pronounced in the last pic, although it might be a bit bright.  I hate to be even a little critical, as I feel this is one of the nicest backgrounds.

I honestly appreciate the criticism, I have put more effort into this pico than any tank in the past and I want it to be done right! 

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Tamberav

Looks really nice so far 🙂

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Noah Charles

Well I can't lie, I'm a little butt hurt. Got the water in the tank and you couldnt see through the back at all. @seabass looks like you were right on the money. Took the backing off 

 

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Ganna have to do a little more detailing in the shadowbox when I do my first water change but other than that I think that portion is done!

 

I'm halfway through the cycle so I guess I should start planning my stocking. Thinking ricordia on the right rocks and zoas on the left. I'm considering some sexy shrimp but still looking around.

 

 

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seabass

Looks damn good!

 

Just a thought... can you put a bit more distance between the tank and the cave, or is it set?

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Tigahboy

Looks great without the backing/film!  

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debbeach13

I really like it.

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LogicalReefs

This is really nice. I'm really liking this effect. Makes the tank seems so much bigger.

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Clown79

I really like this tank. I love the background. It gives it depth with the illusion there is a cave beyond.

 

Very cool and very well done!

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Noah C Peterson
On 7/8/2019 at 6:30 PM, seabass said:

Looks damn good!

 

Just a thought... can you put a bit more distance between the tank and the cave, or is it set?

Thanks! 

 

Unfortunately it is a set structure. But I'm ganna build the back wall up a bit higher and repaint the black with a matte finish to cut down on reflections so hopefully I can still squeeze a little more depth in there! 

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Noah C Peterson

Thanks for all the positive feedback! I'm pretty happy with how it looks. Ammonia is 0ppm and Nitrite are at 5 so the cycle is well on it's way. Still gotta find a center piece coral, I'm leaning towards some kind of euphyllia.

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seabass
27 minutes ago, Noah C Peterson said:

Ammonia is 0ppm and Nitrite are at 5

If nitrite is 5ppm, I'd do a 50% water change so that the cycle isn't slowed down.  If you meant nitrate, then it's fine.

 

Not sure if you are dosing ammonia.  Here's a decent guide to building up the bio-filter of dry rock: http://www.drtimsaquatics.com/resources/fishless-cycling

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Noah C Peterson
9 hours ago, seabass said:

If nitrite is 5ppm, I'd do a 50% water change so that the cycle isn't slowed down.  If you meant nitrate, then it's fine.

 

Not sure if you are dosing ammonia.  Here's a decent guide to building up the bio-filter of dry rock: http://www.drtimsaquatics.com/resources/fishless-cycling

Ohh boy it's been a minute since I cycled a tank. I didn't dose just tossed some live rock in from a lfs. I'll go ahead and do a 50% change and see how it goes. Thanks! 

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seabass

So if using live rock, don’t dose ammonia.  Sounds like things are coming along fine.

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