Canreef Aquatics Bulletin Board  

Go Back   Canreef Aquatics Bulletin Board > General > Tank Journal

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 10-21-2014, 08:52 PM
Misses.ReefWars's Avatar
Misses.ReefWars Misses.ReefWars is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Calgary
Posts: 108
Misses.ReefWars is on a distinguished road
Default

next up we had to seal the waterfall to hold water in its basin as well to make sure it didnt leak through the back and onto the floor , as much as we liked the all natural stone look seeing the water seep through the pores had me worried about if the waterfall backed up or if we may have missed something when planning , so we decided to seal it from the bottom and backside


good ol fijicrete to the rescue ( fast setting mortar) to seal the stones and then we used spray foam , 2-party epoxy and silicone to seal the outside and finish off the top off the waterfall


after making our cuts i realized this wont hold water lol




hmmm...big hole here...that wont do either lol



the lip of the waterfall , as well the emergencies on each side(less noticable)



the underside of the rocks.....see this wont hold water at all lol




Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 10-21-2014, 08:55 PM
Misses.ReefWars's Avatar
Misses.ReefWars Misses.ReefWars is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Calgary
Posts: 108
Misses.ReefWars is on a distinguished road
Default

fiji crete:



a can for mixing:



some water:



very technological mixing spoon




top portion of the waterfall also needed to be sealed




Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 10-21-2014, 08:56 PM
Misses.ReefWars's Avatar
Misses.ReefWars Misses.ReefWars is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Calgary
Posts: 108
Misses.ReefWars is on a distinguished road
Default

time to get messy







consistency of peanut butter

Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 10-21-2014, 08:58 PM
Misses.ReefWars's Avatar
Misses.ReefWars Misses.ReefWars is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Calgary
Posts: 108
Misses.ReefWars is on a distinguished road
Default

like icing a cake






dont be afraid to get your hands in there







afterwards a little shot of water and then smoothed out with my finger to get full coverage and make sure theres no pinholes in the mortar



Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 10-21-2014, 09:02 PM
Misses.ReefWars's Avatar
Misses.ReefWars Misses.ReefWars is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Calgary
Posts: 108
Misses.ReefWars is on a distinguished road
Default

while that dried we got to work on the water channels for the island , since this rock is so porous we decided to use some vertex 2-part epoxy to create our water channels and focus water where we want it , as well to build our basins/pools that the water flows in to later


stinky stuff but molds well and doesnt dry nearly as fast as that fiji crete lol




poke it right in there:



looks ok?



basins at the bottom

Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 10-21-2014, 10:11 PM
Slyguy00's Avatar
Slyguy00 Slyguy00 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Abbotsford
Posts: 1,141
Slyguy00 is on a distinguished road
Default

gonna look awesome when its done!
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 10-21-2014, 10:42 PM
eli@fijireefrock.com's Avatar
eli@fijireefrock.com eli@fijireefrock.com is offline
Vendor
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: calgary
Posts: 1,759
eli@fijireefrock.com is on a distinguished road
Default

I like it ,I really like it
Cannot wait to see the end results.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 10-21-2014, 10:55 PM
Misses.ReefWars's Avatar
Misses.ReefWars Misses.ReefWars is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Calgary
Posts: 108
Misses.ReefWars is on a distinguished road
Default

it was nice to have two months to work on dry rock vs live thats for sure ,we actually had a lot of fun doing this build , took all summer but its coming together nicely

our build is also on RC if anyone ventures out that way

sposing you all want to see the finished product eh?
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 10-21-2014, 11:17 PM
lastlight's Avatar
lastlight lastlight is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Calgary
Posts: 6,962
lastlight has a spectacular aura aboutlastlight has a spectacular aura aboutlastlight has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Misses.ReefWars View Post
it was nice to have two months to work on dry rock vs live thats for sure
you don't have 2 months to finish posting your pics fyi.
__________________
Brett
My 67 392 225 101 94 34 97 404 28 93 209 gallon reef.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 10-21-2014, 11:19 PM
reefwars reefwars is offline
R.I.P.
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 6,186
reefwars will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lastlight View Post
you don't have 2 months to finish posting your pics fyi.
hah well im trying to do it as fast as brads build while keeping some suspense hehe:P


ok more coming today!!!

maybe even make it to the water stages...excitin stuff!!
__________________
........
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fijireefrock, pukani

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.