- Apr 3, 2020
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Thanks for the video link! I was able to watch the video.Yeah i also loved to have the big pardarium in the corner of my living room. It was a big triangle with the long side out so it did fit in the corner. The water was 30 cm high and the big window was 100X100 cm, so it was rather big. I did have orchidaceae and other epifytte plants in there as well as a small waterfall and all. It was lots of fun!
I did put in a link in here, so you can see a movie (****** quality) of my tank in youtube.
How do you think they made the rocks "flow" on the pics you postet?
I just got an idea........ I think I will use the light in my decor as well..... Imaging that the tank in the left side, where it's gonna be almost empty there won't be so much light, and then in the right side, where I make a floating island, there will be a lot of light... In that way I can really use the length of the tank...? What do you think?
Btw I didn't praise you enough for your salt tanks!!! They looks fantastic. What do you do when the corals really starts to grow? Do you just crack them to make new frags?
Thank you Sir!
I'm jealous of your really big tank. Some of the corals were unbelievable! My house corals are still all small, but when they get bigger I'm going to keep my favorites and prune them and sell them at auction (so I can get some nice new corals).
By the way, with such a large tank, the fish are happy to be able to swim around freely.
Chelmon rostratus in particular is a fish I want to try.(I've heard they are very difficult to feed, so I'm going to try them when I get a little more skilled. )
There are several ways to make a floating reef.The easiest way is to put transparent feet on the acrylic, but I don't recommend it because you can expect to get calcareous algae in my opinion very quickly. If you use this method, I think it's still better to use feet with rocks from the beginning.
There are two good methods.
The first is to extend the acrylic platform parallel to the glass in the back.This is the method of Swiss hobbyist Dave Notter of floating reef fame.There is a tutorial for this on the web.
It's on the web at https://www.zeewaternieuws.be/2020/06/how-to-make-a-floating-reef-a-tutorial/
The other method is similar, but uses magnets to attach the rock to the back glass.This has the advantage of allowing the rock to be removed from the tank for maintenance, but it also has the disadvantage that the magnet cannot hold a very large rock in place. https://reefbuilders.com/2020/08/04/aquatic-gadget-magnetic-rock-floating-reefscapes/
... Both of these methods would be ingenious for mounting large, heavy rocks, but I think you can create a dynamic layout by dividing it into multiple modules or providing feet in hard-to-see places.
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