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Post by Hero on November 22nd 2009, 9:18 pm

They volcano tank has been quite a buzz for the reefing world bringing in unique and interesting "aquascaping" designs. In this tank the aquarist (kyle) used rock to create a volcano that protrudes from his 75g saltwater aquarium. The volcano is made so that there are waterfalls keeping the rock moist for the inhabitants crabs who also venture into the water of the aquarium. Enjoy!

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Re: The Volcano Tank

Post by ~ocean on November 23rd 2009, 8:39 pm

Awesome I NEED TO TRY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Hero on November 23rd 2009, 8:55 pm

Yeah i hope to do something similar with my temperate tank.

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Post by ~ocean on November 24th 2009, 8:16 pm

I'm going to try a small scale version... the only bad thing is that fish could jump out...

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Post by Hero on November 24th 2009, 10:09 pm

If you get fish that jump. Yes that is a risk though. What size tank are you thinking of?

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Post by ~ocean on November 25th 2009, 7:25 pm

maybe a 10 just to see... no actually i'll try in a plastic bin with filtration, heater, ect.

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Post by Hero on November 27th 2009, 11:56 am

I think that sort of tanks away the whole point of the set up by making it small. You can't really get the effect by having a few pieces of rock just out of water in a plastic bin Laughing.

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Post by ~ocean on November 27th 2009, 3:22 pm

Fine, I guess when I have a spare 80 gallon i'll do it.

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Re: The Volcano Tank

Post by Brent on March 6th 2010, 8:00 pm

I LOVE IT! Although I can't see the crabs having much luck getting up on there...

I'd go for the more practical method of slowly sloping the substrate up until it protrudes from the water. Not as cool looking, but more effective.
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Post by Hero on March 8th 2010, 11:26 pm

Didn't mean to ruin your idea ocean! Go ahead and do it, i am going to try a temperate "volcano" in a 10.

Ha no need to pity the crabs. It's a piece of cake for them.

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Post by Brent on March 9th 2010, 12:33 am

I guess... But I'd still worry about the little guys! <3

Perhaps I'll start a hermit tank, and use the sloping method + a wavemaker. Perhaps they'd live longer than the 9 months they usually live in captivity. Sad
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Post by Hero on March 9th 2010, 7:31 pm

I miss my sailfin, i think i will try and get a desjardini though. They are amazing <3.



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Post by Bluntokian on March 9th 2010, 7:43 pm

My lava <.<
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Post by Rambo on March 9th 2010, 9:13 pm

i am going to hopefully do this with my lagoon. I love that setup a lot! Razz
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Post by Brent on March 9th 2010, 11:37 pm

Surprised

He got up there.
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Post by Hero on March 10th 2010, 9:14 pm

Brent wrote:Surprised

He got up there.

Of course Wink.

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Post by snapperhead on October 24th 2011, 8:31 pm

This would be hard to do in a temperate with the heat transferr ,you might have to do it in a taller tank with lids etc to insulate from ambient room temps..Great idea though ,I could see a shore line of mangroves with the mountain in the middle..

You could always set the lot up inside a 3 sided glass display fridge (with a fog mister for effect ) that way the ambient temperature could be set to the desired levels and your chiller wont be working overtime..
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Post by Hero on October 27th 2011, 2:26 am

I've never heard of a glass display fridge?

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Post by snapperhead on October 30th 2011, 7:58 pm

Cake shops often use them here,there either 3 glass sides or 4 some have a hard counter top, some all glass/acyilic some with framed sides ,delicatessens use them to ..They have ducted cooling vents that could be redirected over the top of the tank and a metal framed base with storage..There often built to blend in or look good for Coffee shops etc
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