33 G Flat Back Hex/Rock Drip/WaterWall Construction Journal
I acquired a 33 Flat back hex a few weeks ago. I had actually bought this tank for myself from a friend 10 years ago and never used it, when I moved it became an aquarium in my fathers office. For about 8 years or so it was there until recently when the aqaurium started to become a mess since no one knew how to properly care for it. Thats when I was asked if I would take it and obviously I said yes. It actually worked out to my advantage since I bought the tank for very little sold it for a little more and then got it back for free. Anyways I have been eyeing the altamazonica that Mark Pepper has and am planning on putting a nice size group in there. I have also toying a round with the idea of putting in a rock wall. I have done quite a bit or reseacrh and studying how these things are made and I purchased all the products that zoos use to actually build them
The base is a combo of the pink styrofoam stacked and expanding foam sprayed over. I then used hydrostone (the concrete used to make fake rock as and trees in zoos) mixed with black acyrlic paint. I also added this gray gravel which ranged from dust size particles to 1/16" - 1/8" sizes to add texture and color differences. So far I am pretty happy with my first atempt at this. Once I have covered all the visible parts of the rock wall with hydrostone I am going to coat it with polygem expoxy ( also used at zoos and aqauriums).
Any criticizism or suggestions are welcomed
(I can take critizism I was a art student and an architecture student. we had critiques weekly)
I like frogs with flash marks.