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Noah C Peterson

What have you all done to me? I go 4 whole years without a tank and now I'm setting up my second contest tank in a year. You should be ashamed!

 

Found this little 2-3 gallon AIO chilling in my attic and couldn't resist myself. The plan is to spend very little money while creating a peaceful flowy zen garden. I'm planning on a bonsai style scape hoping to recreate a Ishizuke, ishitsuki so a tree on a rock. Gotta shout out @pisces4u for his 10 gallon torch bonsai. This inspired me years ago as a teenager to get into reefing and I think it will be an incredibly fun homage for this contest. 

 

Equipment 

 

Tank - Aqueon 3.7 AIO

 

Light - KINGBO Par 38

 

Heater- Aqueon Mini

 

Flow - JaJale mini 66 GPH

 

So far all of my equipment has been found from old projects 😎

 

Current FTS 3/5/20

 

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debbeach13

Yes another dust it off and get in the contest tank. Welcome aboard! I hope I can find the time to check out that old thread.  for this tank.

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seabass

Nice plan.  Good luck!

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kimberbee

Do you know what tank this is? It's cute!! 

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Ratvan

Yes!!! I cant wait to see what you do in this challenge. 

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Noah C Peterson

Alright so I got some work done on the tank. I found this dope piece of tonga branch that believe it or not my mom was using as decoration 😂 Unfortunately for her I had to reclaim it.

 

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Then came the hard part crafting the tree. I broke up a piece of dry rock that I had layin' around and started shaping the rubble with super glue. 

 

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Here it is under the Par 38 

 

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Now the majority of these pieces I ended up sculpting using the chisel tool from my exacto set, slowly shaping the rock. This was a painstaking process and I shattered more than a few pieces of rubble along the way but I'm super happy with how it turned out! 

 

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And amazingly the tank is wet! 

 

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debbeach13

Looks good. What did you use to glue the pieces together?

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Noah C Peterson
7 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

Looks good. What did you use to glue the pieces together?

Good ol' super glue gel!

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Noah C Peterson

Yikes a day late 😅 Things are getting pretty wild out there. Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! 

 

March FTS

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Nothing has really changed but the cycle is almost done so hopefully I can transfer over some corals soon! 

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Fryguy0201

Seriously in love with this rock work 😍

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Tigahboy

Wow. You nailed the tree.  

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Noah C Peterson

Wow I have been MIA since the pandemic hit but the tank surprisingly is still up and running! Currently home to two astera starfish and some detritus. I'd love to stock this thing eventually but I guess I gotta hold out for a huge chunk of GSP to make up for all my lost time! 

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debbeach13

Glad you checked in. Things have been tough for a few members crazy times.

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Aqua Splendor

Look the positive side, there still water inside 😛

Don't worry too much for the reboot, lot of us, including me, haven't really start yet. (I'm currently cycling)

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