1. A

    Build Thread 125 NSA Aqua Scape Reef

    Hello everyone, Im an Air Force Doc and have had small tanks with some success over my education but I came into this 125 from a fellow doc and want to document the build. I will be at this base for 5 years and just purchased a home for the new tank to live at: equiptment: 125 gallon...
  2. Queenofreef

    Is your aquascape balanced?

    Aquascaping from a design perspective is rarely discussed. I’ve always wondered why we don’t talk much about what makes a scape look visually appealing, so I’ve started a series where I apply common principles of design used in art, photography, graphic design, etc. to reef aquascapes. This is...
  3. Thomas Jedlicka

    Substrate advice for cephalopod tank

    Hey everybody! I’m getting an octopus most likely Pygmy Atlantic octopus. I have figured out want I am doing for mechanical now I just need to figure out substrate and aquascape. I was thinking a more coarse substrate. Maybe Fiji pink rock for the sand. And I’m not quite sure what to do...
  4. D

    Feedback needed on RedSea 625 Aquascape

    Hi R2R, I just got a new Red Sea Reefer 625 XXL set-up and have constructed my aquascape. I am hoping to get any feedback on it! This tank will primarily be for fish and LPS/soft corals. My hesitation with my current set-up is that there's too much rock and that will prevent me from being...
  5. DVal

    Rockscape for 72x25x23

    I think I'm finally finished with my scape. Any thoughts or advice before I finish the mortar?
  6. Michael White

    Using aquascape to deal with scratched glass

    Started working on aquascaping my new 210,... and I dropped a piece of liverock and scratched the front glass panel, almost dead center. It is not cracked but the scratch is deep enough to catch a fingernail. So is there a way to use the aquascape to minimize the appearance of the scratch? As in...
  7. Kendrick Brown

    Floating Shelf Aquarscape

    Hey everyone, just wanted to post a new build remodel I just did. Its a fully cantilever floating aquascape that makes a shelf off the back wall. Disclosure I took a lot of inspiration from coral_fish_zoa(his build: )...
  8. ajtomase

    Real Reef Rock vs CaribSea's Life Rock

    Hi everyone, I'm going to be building my first aquascape for my Reefer 625 and I know I like the purple rock look already, but not sure which rocks to use. Is there a preference of Real Reef Rock vs. CaribSea's Life Rock and why? Thanks!
  9. D

    dihydroxybenzene in Glue

    Hi Planning on doing some NSA aqua scaping for a new build I usually gorilla but as I need a lot I found some superglue locally that is cheap and comes in large pots. Tested it on a couple of pieces of test rock and seems really good but noticed it has dihydroxybenzene as an ingredient as well...
  10. mariano

    Bottle bacteria FritzZyme Turbo Start 900

    This is going to be crazy and I probably will get a lot of people tell me im crazy, but I feel like it would be good to share this process, just in case someone goes thru the same thing, and I will try to update it as much as I can. So I been very picky about my aquascape, Tank has been set up...
  11. M

    Back to the hobby with a 230 gal system (Build thread)

    Intro - After 13 years of missing the hobby, I'm back with a plan to geek out with a large peninsula mixed reef tank. I live in Michigan and have different hobbies like electronics, software, radio control, 3D design, and printing, woodworking, etc. It is a long and ever changing list. I...
  12. jebernier

    Too much rock and sand?

    Setting up aquascape in Waterbox 20 nano cube. Put in 20 lb bag of Caribsea sand and purchased a 20 lb box of Caribsea Life Rock shapes. The rock work does not touch and of the walls. Unfortunately, the base rock I got was huge and takes up a lot of space. I'm thinking that the current set-up...
  13. A

    Opinions on where the corals should go?

    I wanted some opinions on what I should do with my aquas cape in terms of coral. I want the top half to be spa and the lower half to be lps. The idea is to have the middle portion be a small ZOA garden. However I am still trying to figure out what side I should put all of my euphyllia. Do you...
  14. Madangelo

    New 2 months in. Feedback

    Hey all from Toronto And I have my tank as of June 13 2020. Currently have a cleaner shrimp, clown fish, 3 damsels, 2 urchins and 10 snails. 5 bumblebee and the other 5 nasarus snails. I currently have a Xenia and a bubble tip anemone aswell. And a bunch on soft corals and a few hard ones.and...
  15. Queenofreef

    Strategic coral placement can make your corals look more colorful/brighter!

    When I started my second build a few years ago, It made me pretty sad. I couldn’t tell why I thought it was ugly but it just was. With my previous tank, I had this l“aha!” moment one day where I pictured the direction I wanted to go and how I wanted corals to grow in eventually. But with the new...
  16. Erick Armanii

    Connecticut New York $20 bucks for 40lbs of live rock!

    I have about 40lbs of live rock. (I didn’t weigh it but it’s definitely about 40lbs maybe more!) The rock is from a tank tear down that’s been cycling in a brute container with a powerhead and heater in my garage for almost 5 months. I ghost feed a small amount of pellets every other day. Some...
  17. Herides

    New First Ever Tank Version 2 of Aquascape. Need thoughts.

    Hey it's me again, After posting my last aquascape here for my first tank attempt and taking in all of your wonderful advice and my own thoughts, I decided I really hated the rocks I had in my tank, so I switched them out and made this. Any opinions and advice appreciated, just some forewords...
  18. AustinC63

    Real Reef Blackout Tonga Branch Aquascape

    Wanted to share the new aquascape! Next up will be filling and cycling this babe. For reference its a 40 breeder with the Real Reef Tonga Branch (BLACKOUT) Rock. I got the 30lb box which was more than enough, but now i have some leftovers for smaller future tank. Back of the tank is painted...
  19. Perpetual Novice

    Build Thread Finally getting serious: The 180 gallon dream tank

    I’ve been in the feeding hobby since I was 16. While most kids begged for a puppy I somehow convinced my parents to buy a 75 gallon saltwater tank instead. You might say that tank was a failure, but I fell in love with the hobby during those two years of heartache and frustration. 2 years ago I...
  20. Aquarocks

    Hello Aquarocks is proud to be a sponsor of REEF2REEF!!!!

    Hello everyone at the Reef2Reef Community !! After years of viewing as a hobbiest, we are proud to be apart of the Reef2Reef community !!!! Aquarocks creates custom handmade Aquascapes , ,accessories , and full affordable line of our lightweight magnetic frag rocks ! We have an extensive...
  21. D

    Would love some feedback/advice on my aquascape.

    I am starting a new 25G peninsula reef tank from Waterbox. I think I'm done with my rockwork, but at times I feel like it looks bad. The two main pieces can be separated if I want to put some space in between. I plan on adding a lot of coral. I attached photos of all 3 sides: left side...
  22. Herides

    New/first ever reef tank, hows my aquascape?

    It's a 40 gallon breeder and i'm just looking for opinions on how I did with my aquascape. Your Thoughts?
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    Overhead of rock work and shows most of coast-to-coast synergy reef v2 16" shadow overflow.
  24. W

    Need help with scape

    Need help with scape I like the left side but I think the ride side needs some help
  25. JaykS

    First tank aquascape, 40 breeder

    I tried the trick of dividing the tank into thirds and came up with this. I really like the pillar looks. Since I’m going bare bottom but I love the look of sand, I used Krylon Stone Texture spray paint under the tank to make a fake sand bed Thoughts?