Poll: Have you ever used skulls or other creative forms in your reef?

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by mdbannister, Jan 8, 2018.

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  1. Yep! Skulls all the way!

    32 vote(s)
    4.7%
  2. Yep! I used something other than skulls. (Be sure and post about it in the thread)

    31 vote(s)
    4.6%
  3. Nope, but I'd like to try that.

    130 vote(s)
    19.2%
  4. No way! I hate things that look unnatural in the reef.

    493 vote(s)
    72.9%
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  1. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Excellence Award SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    So here are a few pics that I saw floating in an old post recently:

















    What are some things you've done with skulls or other cool forms in your reef?
     
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  2. Jeepguy242

    Jeepguy242 Active Member R2R Supporter

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    i have always wanted to take a piece of reef rock and shape it into a skull.... i told my girlfriend and kids about the idea and they said NO!!!!


    i might just do it anyway with my upcoming tank reboot
     
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  3. Waters

    Waters "...in perfect isolation, here behind my wall." R2R Supporter

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    While some of those do look cool, I am in the camp that likes everything natural looking.
     
  4. Jason mack

    Jason mack Monti madness R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I have a dinasaur skull in mine .. although it is fake .
     
  5. MaccaPopEye

    MaccaPopEye Active Member

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    I prefer the natural look but when your wife says you can upgrade from a 4' to a 6' if she gets to put a sunken ship in the tank..... then you put a sunken ship in the tank!

    The H.M.A.S Compromise:
    [​IMG]
     
  6. XNavyDiver

    XNavyDiver Insightful answer loading... please wait. R2R Supporter

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    I've never done it, but that skull covered in cyphastrea is so bad***.
     
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  7. Tahoe61

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    That first image is so cool.

    The one with the Anthelia for hair and Blasto for eyes, oh my!!!!!

    It's something I would not do, but I sure like to see it.

    @MaccaPopEye that ship really works in that tank. It looks awesome.
     
  8. LetItReef

    LetItReef Valuable Member

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    I would like to try it but most of the skulls I have seen looks too big for my tank-IM40.
     
  9. Donaldf973

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    Wish I had pics of my first few tanks but I used to carve out foam and also spray/soak certain parts of structures with acetone to get gnarly shapes and crevices. Covered in dyed tile grout it looked like real rocks. Great way to makr mangrove roots too.
     
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  10. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I wouldn't want it in my main display but would like one in a frag tank!
     
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    jd371 Well-Known Member

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    Just this Tiki head that my Condy calls home.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Tuffyyyyy Well-Known Member

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    I really like the idea of it. Our tanks are already effectively living art, having coral encrust something could be a great artistic decision. The best one I've seen so far was at RAP in Orlando where they had cyphastrea cover a female mannequin.
     
  13. DanTer

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    I agree. Not something I'd personally do, but very cool to see someone's!!
     
  14. 914joe

    914joe Active Member NJRC Member

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    Waiting to see how these turn out... PC rainbow and Fox Flame[​IMG]
     
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    These are so so cool!
     
  17. FizxVix3n

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    This might be a dumb question but would one be able to put decorative crystal in the tank? Something like quartz... I have a clear quartz skull that would look cool for a while or maybe some spheres? I know they would be encrusted if left too long but maybe if kept clean they might look cool? What other materials can serve as tank decoration? Pros/cons? Thanks in advance!!
     
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  18. saltyhog

    saltyhog Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018

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    I have a skull made by a local company. I'm just looking for the perfect cyphastrea to put on it.
     
  19. Pola0502ds

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    Quartz is a man made stone and i would totally feel safe putting that in my tank
     
  20. Alexander serrano

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    Smart men
     
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