New Aquarium in Arizona !

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I like the moss ;>). When I dabbled in painting instruction for my own enjoyment (read that no talent but I have a couple of things that work well in my house and enjoyed the classes for years), my instructor made a point of suggesting adding little things like bugs for people to find, maybe one of the previously mentioned centipedes would be cool or something even a little more sinister - escaped octo arm? scorpion?
 

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dwhatley;122585 said:
I like the moss ;>). ...my instructor made a point of suggesting adding little things like bugs for people to find, maybe one of the previously mentioned centipedes would be cool or something even a little more sinister - escaped octo arm? scorpion?

Funny, my instructor always advised the surreptitious addition of genitalia, or at the very least, skulls.
 

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No vayaya's or skulls, but plenty of underpainting! Say hello to my newest co-worker, Rick Urlaub, seen here inside the Peacock Bass tank getting himself filthy and paint covered:

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Trees for the red eye tree frog tank, outside work for some aquariums, including one of the rim lake area from up north:

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Will the bases (top picture) become full trees or will visitors only see the bottom section?
 

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dwhatley;122793 said:
Will the bases (top picture) become full trees or will visitors only see the bottom section?

Only the bottom, along with 50' of vine and a ton of live plants...the tank is long and low...
 

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two of the aquarists, Jeff and Grant:

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and Rick's progress in the large trout tank:

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Rick is usually covered in paint at the end of the day, but Jocelyn is coming along nicely too !

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Rick and Jocelyn are starting on the "drive through" aquarium today...this one is going to be spectacular !!!! (note: that is my extension ladder at full length...this is a big tank!)

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Vicarious aquarium building could get addictive. I find I look for more Arizona aquarium post every night partially to see what "they don't come out" of next. Please keep up the great behind the scenes tour!
 

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sorseress;123330 said:
It's really looking good, Greg. Don't you like your little giant?

I assume that the little giant is the folding ladder. Mine is somewhat different and a pain to fold and unfold but I can't count the number of ways I have used it :smile:
 

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Here's a pic of the flume tank, with Rick and Jocelyn professionally ignoring each other whilst painting things purple:

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Rick and Jocelyn have been very busy doing a frustrating job:

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