thanks for the follow up. Ok then, I'll show my ignorance and ask every question i have. it's sad how little i know about this process.
i'll reply to your pics here and ask my questions then, if you don't mind. i have alot i think.
what is the piece that is running on top of the divider? is that another piece of acrylic?
how did you get it wavy if it's sitting on top of the divider? What was your thinking by doing that? just an easier way to have a border between the land/water?
How did you glue the piece on top of the divider?
How did you seal the rocks to the acrylic divider?
How did get the baskets into place? Was it by holding them in place and shooting the GS around them, or by shooting the GS and then jamming the baskets into place?
I assume the baskets are for plants of course, but the longer oddly shaped hole in the center, was it that for? Also, in a pic before this one, the hole is white, but in this one it's black. Did you put something in it to change the color, or is that some type of container jammed into the GS?
If it's not a container, how did you form the hole?
What is the blue material and where did you get it? It's just to keep soil from falling into the gravel right?
What is the tubing for? I assumed it's the fogger, but in the next picture (below) it appears to be gone or covered?
The tubing now appears gone?
I see a pump on the left and something else on the right? Is that the fogger on the right?
What is the pump for? I dont see a waterfall in the pics?
Why not drill some holes in the divider (between the rocks of course) to allow water to passthrough and have the entire bottom of the tank filled with water. You could hide the utilities behind the divider and wont lose any land space.
Obviously that's not an option now w/o tearing down the whole thing, and you'd have to create a way to access them under the substrate and GS background, but i'm just curious why you chose to have the utilities in plain site? Ease of maintenance no doubt.
What type of soil did you use? (the soil on top of the blue material)
What are the inhabitants? just fish? what kinds?
What size is the tank?
What did you use to colorize and texture the GS for the background? Did you have to do it immediately when the GS was still wet and gooey, or after it hardened etc? I'm assuming you just smashed it in with your hand?
What would you do differently?
Do you ever change the water? what type of filtration do you use?
k i'll stop now. I could ask 30 more questions i'm sure, but you're being polite. I dont wanna scare you off and show anymore of my ignorance.
Thanks for the great guide and believe me when i tell you, these pics are already in my inspiration folder. I've had an inspiration folder filled with viv pics for about 4 years. There are only 3 total tanks in my folder. Yours is #3.