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March contest!!! Show your scape!

Discussion in 'MASC Run Contests' started by Bajamike, Mar 5, 2013.

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  1. FinsUp

    FinsUp According to my watch, the time is now. M.A.S.C Club Member

    http://s1324.photobucket.com/user/Cindy_Lilley/library/180 gallon/180 gallons of ocean/aquascape?

    My entry into the aquascaping contest. It's a good thing corals don't count in this one, because mine have a long way to grow.

    I used great stuff foam to build a rock wall in the back, sturdified with eggcrate that was cut to fit. Some small ledges were randomly zip tied to it prior to being foamed in place. Then the whole thing was schmeared with silicone, and 3 types of sand were applied to get a more natural look. I was least thrilled with the sugar fine sand, because it didn't cover doodly. I'm hoping the coralline grows fast to encrust it. Then a 3-way arch was built on the right side, to include a big 'Goby Condo Pod' at the base, and a large cave was built on the left hand side. I originally planned to use Marco Rocks concrete stuff to solid up the whole thing, but it truly wasn't necessary. It's so solid without it that I'm comfortable leaving it as is.
     
  2. MartinsReef

    MartinsReef Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Re: March contest!!! Show your scape!

    I did. Floating reef held together by pvc and zip ties.

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  3. FinsUp

    FinsUp According to my watch, the time is now. M.A.S.C Club Member

    You forgot to say it's made of rock.
     
  4. 2sweet

    2sweet Prawn

    Cindy! It's beautiful...just as I knew it would be. All these tanks are great to see.
     
  5. FinsUp

    FinsUp According to my watch, the time is now. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks hun! I rather like it. But I'm a bit biased.
     
  6. 2sweet

    2sweet Prawn

    Dang, I need to learn from all these pics and stack my rocks better.
     
  7. MartinsReef

    MartinsReef Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Re: March contest!!! Show your scape!

    Ok its made of moon rocks!

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  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    my 10g.

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  9. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    Re: March contest!!! Show your scape!

    Here's mine. Made from polyvinyl chloride. I got my inspiration from urban play structures. I feel I really captured the spirit and essence of the "jungle gym"

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  10. FinsUp

    FinsUp According to my watch, the time is now. M.A.S.C Club Member

    that's all... like... futuristic and stuff...
    I think you should paint it pretty colors with that krylon plastic paint stuff.
     
  11. MartinsReef

    MartinsReef Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Re: March contest!!! Show your scape!

    Krylon Fusion! And you call me old!

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  12. Mav

    Mav Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

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    Started attacking rock until I found something I liked. Has a cave that the female clown has repoed from the coral banded shrimp.

    29g Oceanic Bio cube
     
  13. djkms

    djkms Shark Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    Winner! No other tank comes close.
     
  14. CRW Reef

    CRW Reef Orca Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Re: March contest!!! Show your scape!

    4 days left !!!
     
  15. CRW Reef

    CRW Reef Orca Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Re: March contest!!! Show your scape!

    2 more days after today!
     
  16. greeneyedgirl

    greeneyedgirl Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    March contest!!! Show your scape!

    I can't wait for this contest to be over I need some corals because I can't get them from someone else tank. Hint hint tank crashing.
     
  17. CRW Reef

    CRW Reef Orca Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Tomorrow - FRIDAY MARCH 29th - is the last day to enter the contest so get your pics and entries up!
     
  18. Bajamike

    Bajamike Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Re: March contest!!! Show your scape!

    I can not win But I figured I would throw mine up. I collected lots of tonga and bleached it. Then I used http://www.marcorocks.com/bondingmortar.aspx to put it all together. This one peice is huge almot 3 foot across and 4 foot long I hope you enjoy looking any questions feel free to ask![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  19. FishTV

    FishTV Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    I'll throw mine in here with a before, and after. Before is about 14 months ago when I started moving things over from the old tank. After is a couple weeks ago.

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  20. FishTV

    FishTV Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Sorry: Forgot rule 4. Scape started with dry reef rock from lfs. Cured it about 2 months with seed rock from my old system before moving it into the display. I started with eggcrate, and a bare bottom interlocking the rock and moving it around untill i thought it was fairly sound by itself. After I had it looking the way I wanted, I reset the upper pieces of rock with AquaScape epoxy, and filled in the seems with the same epoxy in the lower sections. Then came the sand cloud, and waiting another two weeks for that to settle.
     

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