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ceramic rocks from Bart

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Bartja, May 22, 2011.

  1. Bartja

    Bartja Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hello,

    As a ceramist I started making my own hardscape.
    Here are som video"s and every rock you see is handmade;)



    There are 8 video's... Sorry, I speak Dutch...

    Greetings,
    Bart
     

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  2. ibanezfrelon

    ibanezfrelon New Member

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    cool!
    can you explain how you do those rocks?
     
  3. Bartja

    Bartja Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Wel..., I shape the rocks and then paint them with clayslib, colord with stains. After drying I fire the lot at 1200C. No poison will come off ore influence the water quality! Sorry about my bad english:-s, I hope you'll read through the many mistakes...
     
  4. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    I would be interested, been trying to find something for a while now, without luck.

    Could you make something similar to this, but 50cm tall, and 30cm wide and the base, hollow?

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    I want it to be the same shade of colors and seiryu stone, shades of grey.
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  5. Jwan0917

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    wow! very interesting way to scape a tank! i like!
    could you share with us your technique in preparing these rocks to be used in the aquarium?
     
  6. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    Thanks,

    I have not managed yet to get the scape going, cannot find either a rock replacement large enough, or convincing enough, or the rocks I find are just too large and heavy.
     
  7. Bartja

    Bartja Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Here are the latest pictures from my tree tanks
    size 60.30.30 with Sulawesi Cardinals
    30.30.30 with Crystal blacks
    95.50.50

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  8. Bartja

    Bartja Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I just bought a Akvastabil 130*50*50
    So it is playtime agailn and i can start thinking how to scape this tank...

    Do you have any insiering ideas...?[-o<[-o<[-o<
     
  9. Bartja

    Bartja Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Here my first setup. The paper strips can become rocks of clay...

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  10. Bartja

    Bartja Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Just playing....

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    And this is mij new tank

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  11. Bartja

    Bartja Aspiring Aquascaper

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    First tryout with some wood I already have..Try to see the paper as rocks, with plants hanging over them.
    This is just one firt visualisation, just to see how it looks!

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  12. Bartja

    Bartja Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Here a scale model in clay. Tank is 36.15.15 and gives a better impression than last pictures

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  13. Bartja

    Bartja Aspiring Aquascaper

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    two variations...
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  14. Bartja

    Bartja Aspiring Aquascaper

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    fresh pics from today
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    I changed this scape with some small crypto's
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  15. Bartja

    Bartja Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Let's rest for a while...
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  16. moss_maniac

    moss_maniac Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Just cute, isn't it?

    I have them also - and I love it most, if they hang around together with Otocinclus, looking like parents with children then...

    Your rocks are great, Bart!
     
  17. Bartja

    Bartja Aspiring Aquascaper

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    This is going to be the definite desighn fot the rocks:
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    So now it is time for the next step, making the rocks in clay...
     
  18. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow these handmade stones are excellent! Nice work.
     
  19. Bartja

    Bartja Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Not jet finished... here are some pics of the making off:
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    To be continued...
     
  20. Marlène R.

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    Can't wait to see more [​IMG]
     

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