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Extreme pumpkin carving for the extreme reef aquarist

By Shane Graber - Posted Oct 24, 2011 08:00 AM
How extreme is your reefkeeping hobby? Take a look at some of these ocean-inspired pumpkin creations to get your creative juices flowing this Halloween!
Extreme pumpkin carving for the extreme reef aquarist

Cthulhu Pumpkin

One thing my boys like about this time of year is pumpkin carving – scooping the guts out, creating the faces, and lighting them in the evening. I also get into the spirit as it allows me to break out my copies of Extreme Pumpkins and Extreme Pumpkins II and get my pumpkin carving geek on.

For your pumpkin carving inspiration this Halloween season, take a look at these awesome extreme pumpkin builds:

Angler Pumpkin

Anglerfish pumpkin by HighBornTalon
Anglerfish pumpkin by HighBornTalon

(via DeviantArt)

Giant Squid Pumpkin

Giant squid pumpkin, Architeuthis pumpkinus.
Giant squid pumpkin, Architeuthis pumpkinus.

(via Extreme Pumpkins, 2007 Winner)

Sea Turtle Pumpkin

Basking sea turtle.
Basking sea turtle.

(via Extreme Pumpkins, 2008 Winner)

Pufferfish Pumpkin

Pufferfish feeling extremely threatened.
Pufferfish feeling extremely threatened.

(via Extreme Pumpkins, 2010 Winner)

Octo-ber-pus Pumpkin

Octopus checking out some digs.
Octopus checking out some digs.

(via Extreme Pumpkins, 2006 Winner)

Hermit Crab Pumpkin

Hermit crab with a really big shell!
Hermit crab with a really big shell!

(via Extreme Pumpkins, 2011 Winner)

Giant Octopus

If you've got enough pumpkins....
If you've got enough pumpkins....

(via MSNBC Photoblog)

Whale

Whale pumpkins
Whale pumpkins

(via Let's Go Europe)

Blue Whale

Blue Whale out of Pumpkins
Blue Whale out of Pumpkins

(via Expat Germany)

Shark and Diver

Nom nom nom
Nom nom nom

Jellyfish

Pumpkin jellyfish
Pumpkin jellyfish

(via Flickr)

Even the octopus get into the act!

octopuspumpkinpicture.jpg
octopuspumpkinpicture.jpg

I suspect that Richard Ross had something to do with this...

(via NatGeo)

If you have any extreme reef-related pumpkin carvings this Halloween season, we'd love to see them!

Author: Shane Graber
Location: Indiana

Shane has kept saltwater tanks for the last 12 years, is a research scientist, lives in northern Indiana, and is a proud Advanced Aquarist staffer.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/.

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