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    Aquascaping critique, Feb 15, 2019
  1. FLSharkvictim

    @Waters - what are your thoughts on the #Aquascape that I am setting up to cycle my new SCA 150.
    I am in the process of recurring around 50lbs of some old school Ultra Premium Fiji to kick start my cycle.
    Nice and Minimalist natural #scape

  2. Minimalist Aquascaping, Jan 25, 2019
  3. FLSharkvictim

    @Acroporaaddict - Nice #Vidarock pieces tht you selected for your display!! I bought two large pieces as well. My model numbers are - 1089 & 1079.
    #Vidarock is an amazing ceramic one of a kind piece they make! They are not cheap, but they sure will give your display minimalist #zen-like #Aquascape.

  4. Minimalist Aquascaping, Jan 25, 2019
  5. FLSharkvictim

    Instead of going with what I posted earlier in this thread I have since changed my mind on my #Minimalist #Aquascape for the new SCA Rimless Build.
    Since you can no longer buy #Ultra #Premium #Fiji live rock and I mean the old school stuff that I had bought in 2004 for my mixed reef 120.
    I am in the process of recuring around 50 pounds of it in a #Brute Garbage which will be cycling for about 3-5 weeks until all parameters check out.
    Recuring my Fiji Live rock

    To speed up my Cycle, I will be #Aquascaping my SCA150 something like this but all of the #Ultra Premium Fiji will be all locked in place for a nice #Minimalist looking #Aquascape

  6. ** FLSharkvictim / Custom Rimless SCA 150 Build ***, Jan 24, 2019
  7. FLSharkvictim

    I know I have talked a little about scaping my tank earlier in my build thread. Anyways, as I mentioned earlier, for this build I am will be aiming for a more minimalist type #Aquascape since this system will be an all SPS Dominate Type tank. I have the two end pieces that I would like to share since this stuff was very expensive and also would like to get in how well this stuff really works vs live rock. I also added a little info about the company in case someone wants any of this Primo rock made from Vidarocks. See below for there website. If you can dream it they can build it -
    What l Like about this rock more then anything is that it will react just like the real live rock.

    Reef-building is Vidarock's our passion. Nothing surpasses the wonder of participating with nature in creating a microenvironment of life and color in a marine aquarium. We've partnered with CeramEco and their team of engineers to bring you innovative reef structures made from VidaRock and Detox Blox ceramic materials. Let us help provide the reef foundation that you and nature can build upon. We're here to help you create your dream aquarium. In my opinion, VidaRock has been the best-kept secret in the industry. Check out their website for all the different pcs that have in stock ready to ship out.

    One-of-kind VidaRock Shapes

    Most of the pieces stocked on our site are one-of-a-kind sculpted shapes. These typically are photographed with a blue background. Certain items like magnetic shelves, frags plugs, etc. are molded items that are consistent in size and shape and are photographed with a white background.

    My Main Scape below & the two main corner custom Vidarock pcs I chose.

    Below is around 50lbs of old school Ultra Premium Fiji

    Just Illustration of how the scape will look:

    Vidarock Wave 1076



    VidaWave 1089:


  8. ** FLSharkvictim / Custom Rimless SCA 150 Build ***, Jan 17, 2019
  9. FLSharkvictim

    Like to do another update on my Aquascape! When I first set up the tank which should be in next 4 wks, give or take, just waiting on Synergy to complete my CL-44 sump and my matching 10-gallon ATO container.
    I was thinking, In order to speed up my cycle, I am going to use some of my Old School #Premium #Ultra #Fiji live rock that I have left over from my previous 120 mixed reef build.
    Going be using some E-Marco / E-400 Mortar to cement my selected piece in place for the #Aquascape.. This stuff is reef safe and really works awesome for making custom shapes and pieces.
    Also, I will be using Acrylic rods so I make some really cool ledges, and over hangs - etc. Also, I will be adding Dr Tim's

    Just an Illustration of the E-Marco 400 Mortar kit and whats in it!


    I have been thinking about my new scape for a while now, for the new build! I was thinking maybe something like this - For that minimalist type #Aquascape that I am looking for. My new SCA 150 will mainly be an all SPS dominate type tank? In the meantime, I am recurring my live rock in my 35-gallon Brute garbage can and got a heater in there at around 82 degrees. I skipped the bleach bath since this Premium #Ultra #Fiji live rock does not smell one bit. I have had it stored in the back left grey container as you see in the picture on the left-hand side for about two months. Either way, it's currently recurring and I will also use some MicrōBacter7 from #BrightwellAquatics.


  10. Tonga Shelf questions, Nov 29, 2018
  11. EHaddad

    These two are the ones I would like to somehow use a a base structure to build off of but they are so top heavy I am having an hard time trying to figure out a way to make them stable without glueing a random brace under them. #aquascape