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    Default Next project (better than a 3D background)

    A friend of mine whom has helped me immensely over the past year posted a pic of the following and said he wanted me to build this for him. I know he said it in joking and never expected to have it done, but he's been a world of help/info for me since I got back into fish keeping/cichlids and if I have a question I know 99% of the time he will have the right answer. So even though he said this somewhat joking, I decided as a payback for the help, I'm gonna build this for him. Not just as a payback for help, but I just love a challenge and this will be too cool IMO.

    This is what I am going to attempt. I do have one twist though, I think an air line through the back of the head and into an air stone in the mouth so it blows bubbles to look like his dying breaths would add a cool touch to it.

    I know I still have to finish resealing my 265g lol....but I'm looking forward to tackling this project because it's just too dang cool to pass up :thumb:

    Gotta find some thick foam blocks this week so I can start carving, I'll post pics as I progress.


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    Definitely different, keep us posted

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    You sir are twisted...













    And I like it!!
    75 Gal
    1-Yellow Lab
    2-Blue Acei
    3-Blue Zebras
    5-Metriaclima Zebra (OB)
    lots of "Hybrids"
    1-Royal Pleco
    2 - Pictus Catfish

    125 Gal
    Tropical Community tank
    2 - Pictus Catfish
    1-Synodontis Eupterus
    1-Synodontis Catfish
    2-Marble Plecos

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    Quote Originally Posted by FasTruckmonkey View Post
    You sir are twisted...













    And I like it!!
    But talented

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    Wow, I think seeing too much of that'd give me nightmares. Curious to know how you would make it though.

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    Planning on carving it all out of foam then drylok and seal it like I do backgrounds. I checked into doing it with other methods but I think foam/carving will be better suited to my previous exp I have in that method. Going to have to hollow out some of it and add some weight though I'm sure.

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    That piece happens to be sold by Design Toscano for $99.95 and is called "The Zombie of Montclaire Moors Statue". He comes in 3 pieces, his dimensions are 31"Wx19"Dx8"H and is composed of "quality designer resin" weighing 13 lbs.

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    Yeah I've seen it a few different places, I want to make it myself though, more satisfying

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    LoL. I think that my Fish will be skittish as hell when that thing is in my tank.
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