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    Burt's 75gal build

    Well finally got a new tank and going to try something besides my usual unkempt jungle tank. Thanks to @John7429 who traded some stuff with me to make it possible.

    This will likely be a very slow build.

    For now I have the tank and stand. I picked up a couple snap together free flow garage tiles by racedeck which are supposed to be impact resistant and can handle 80,000 pounds of weight before cracking so thought it might be good to protect the bottom glass from the rocks.

    I ordered a Serene Sun and brackets and the background light. I also got some manzanita and petrified wood from manzanita-driftwood.com.

    Few more things will I'll mention as I get to work on the hardscape this week.



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    Next I am trying something which I hope will work. I purchased some knee high nylon socks on Amazon. Then I got a bag of lava at Home Depot, rinsed it in a strainer and am filling the socks. I am not stuffing them tight as the lava rock is sharp and I imagine it could abrade the socks. Use a 4 or 5" piece of PVC to hold the sock open and put the lava in - again I don't want to tear the threads. Then I knot the end and add a zip tie.

    Finally I am starting to stack them. After which I'll put a little substrate, then the hardscape and then the finish later if gravel.

    That's the plan anyway. Let's see how it goes.

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    Built it up a bit. Waiting on another box of petrified wood.

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    Rock scape is in. No prize winner but ready for some plants this weekend.

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    SICK!

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    Man, you did an awesome job!!!!!!!

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    Thanks guys. Of course I imagined it would come out like those IAPLC winners so I was quickly humbled.

    My very first buce glued to rocks and in tank from buceplant.com I have 3 more coming Monday from buypetshrimp.com then hoping they all grow.



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    Rad setup! Reminds me of Red Rocks out by Vegas. I just received some brownie purple from buceplant last week too. I hope it grows in like pics I've seen online

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    It is a little less red in real life - the lighting makes it seem a tad redder but it is all red clay stone (Fluorite Red) and the rocks are mostly petrified wood but the dust from the clay gravel has layered the rocks a bit because of my digging around which has made the color match more. As for me I am hoping red/purple and blueish tones I have seen on some buce comes in because that would be stunning.
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