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Right thought I start...even though my tank is not arriving until 13/2/15, made a start on some shaping with dead rock, used 10mm rods,milliput, rock will be soaked in ro water with a phos reactor running rowa as it works a lot better in fresh water, once phos drops will be put in salt water from current tank using water when I carry out water changes and a couple of pieces of lr to seed, lights will be maxspect razors, skimmer bm c5, stc 1000,phos reactor, not sure if I will be adding cheato to sump yet as will be using nopox.currently have2 Wp10's but will be changing to the rw pumps not sure if I would need the 4's or 8's, have 3 tunze 6025 as a back up. Tank is being built by N and D aquatics, 44" X 20" x24" with sump, wanted to go 24" width  but would of stuck out too much from alcove,here's some pics of the 1st ever attempt of scaping with rods, live rock was from a friends old tank he was going to bin it.

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Nice bit of aquascaping there pal!

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That's actually some really nice structures and shapes!
Did anything jump out at you while you were scaping?
Did you take any more picks,  I personally would love to see a little write up on the materials and techniques you used! :cheeky:
I should really sort this out!!

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Agreed , a how i did it  on this could be a great addition to the diy section of the forum , looking great matey

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Im thinking of doing something similar, did you use 10mm masonry drill bit on the hammer drill setting? How easy were they to drill? did any rocks spilt. Interesting to see it take shape.

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10mm masonry drill bit with the hammer turned off as LR is very soft.

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Yep as above on slow Speed(not hammer) ,  wear eye protection as rock can shatter, don't force the drilled,let it do the work
Last Edit: Jan 21, 2015 3:50:57 pm by Amo Manik

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^ +1 for both,

1) Hammer off
2) Don't push, the weight of the drill is plenty.
3) Keep it lubed. Have a bottle of water and splash a bit into the hole you're making as you go. Otherwise it'll get hot, form a thick paste and increases the risk of splitting as the paste hardened as it dries.
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Today I will be getting out the rock from tank that has no corals attached and seeing if any of them are suitable to build another tower using rods and putty
Last Edit: Dec 26, 2018 11:04:22 pm by Amo Manik

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Well got all my lr out from tank and back sump but no suitable bits to make a tower, on the plus side I managed to get my other coris wrasse out of the sump area that he jumped into about 3 weeks ago(2nd time he has jumped over even though have a person cover)
As you all know once you move the lr it never goes back as it was.
Pic of the coris wrasse think the smaller one was missing him

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Reply #10

Amo, if you take the pics with the phone horizontal instead of vertical, they should load the right way.  :glad:
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Test pic

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Looking good

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Reply #13

Love your aquascape @Amo Manik :)

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Nice scape, lovin the wrasse too!
I should really sort this out!!

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