Team Seahorse Contest Deco

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    little_fish Moderator

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    Copper! That looks stunning btw
     
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    motorcyclereefer I am Graffiti Petey

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    Good question. Copper would look good but would it take away from the tank?
     
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    Copper! Copper is my favorite metal... except platinum, and that would just be a ridiculous waste of money...

    looks great C!
     
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    motorcyclereefer I am Graffiti Petey

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    My favorite is Wolfram.
     
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    Copper would be my choice too.
     
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    Picasso Seahorse Whisperer

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    I'll do it in copper, it's just the patina which is easily done and easily undone if it does draw too much attention to the doors instead of the tank. I'm covering the rest in rocks which helps keep the attention on the tank. Hopefully, I'll have it finished tonight!

    C
     
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    motorcyclereefer I am Graffiti Petey

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    I must gave missed it but is the glass going to be a stand?
     
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    I think the doors on the stand
     
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    +1 BJ
    We haven't seen the actual stand part yet. She's keeping us in suspense!
     
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    Picasso Seahorse Whisperer

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    I did put pics of the stand up, it was forever ago:

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    I need the stand for 2 reasons. First, I'm depending on the natural light from the window to grow my macro. Second, I have my shrimp breeder and enricher in the stand.

    I had a bag of freshwater gravel I picked up from Wal-Mart and I'm in the process of gluing them to the sides and around the stained glass. It sounds weird but it's not bad. It is cheap and I didn't want to give up any more glass to this project.

    Hopefully, I'll have it all done by this evening!

    C
     
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    Can't wait to see the stand pics!!!
     
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    Picasso Seahorse Whisperer

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    Ok, I have it almost done. I still have to install a frame around the doors to make them hang right and to keep them from opening on their own. I can't put that on 'till my rocks dry which will take a few days.

    I aquascaped today so my water is cloudy. I added a bunch of frags from one of my gorgs.

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    C
     
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    that is awesome!!!!
     
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    That is SO cool! How long did it take you to put all those stones on there?
     
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    The stones were the easy part, you cover the surface with a thin layer of wood glue or tile adhesive and then kind of pour the rocks out. You spend a little time squeezing them together to fill in the holes. Normally I wouldn't do such a cheesy finish but in the context of the counter that it is on, there are lots of plants, plant hangars and wood block plant holders, that the rock treatment fits in. Also, it kind of looked sandy/ oceany to me. The whole thing was put together with scrap wood and maybe 10.00 worth of supplies so I think I got my monies' worth. I'll take some shots of the whole counter tomorrow when the sun is up.

    Thanks! Glad you like it!

    C
     
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    Looks very nice.
     
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    Got a coupe shots of the stand this morning and you can see it in context. If you look close at the side, you can see a couple little glass seahorse pendants I put on the side.

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    That counter is where I make my bread, you can see the scale (for weighing flour and yeast) and a bit of the marble kneading board. On the window sill is some basil, a little glass panel my daughter made when she was a kid and some of my mangroves I'm trying to grow in a jar. The staghorn fern is from my Dad's house in Floria.

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    For the stand I wanted something that looked nice but didn't take away from the tank because that's the real star. I'm a little worried that when I get the brine shrimp breeder, the light will make the glass stand out too much. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.
     
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    If the light stands out too much, you could cover the inside of the doors with white wax paper. That will diffuse a lot of the light, giving the doors a soft glow
     
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    Looks good Cath!!!!
     
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    Catherine your stand is beautiful!!!!!!!!
    You're blowing everyone out of the water.
     
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