Aquascape

Discussion in 'Aquascape Discussion' started by Alexio84, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Alexio84

    Alexio84 Member

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    Hallo all i'm new here and new in the seawater hobby.

    I live in the Netherlands and i read about a lot on this forum in the past and i like it here

    I have since friday a red sea reefer 350 deluxe (v3)

    I have a question about the scape want do you think about it?

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  2. hdsoftail1065

    hdsoftail1065 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    I like what you done in the second pic. It's hard to tell in the other pics. Just a suggestion, it might be easier to visualize if you take your foam under the rocks and cut and tape them to the foot print size of your tank bottom, the place the scape on it.
     
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  3. Alexio84

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    The left side suggestions are welcome.

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    Will you be using a magnetic cleaner? If you are and you already have it you might check the clearance between the rock and your glass.
     
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    Nice tank by the way!
     
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    Welcome to R2R!!! So far its looking good. I also would suggest trying to keep some space between the rock and the glass, roughly 2 to 3 inches so you can clean the sand and glass. I saw 2 piles of rock in the pictures above, if you are going to use both I would suggest putting both in the tank before judging the look as each pillar will effect how the other one looks to the human eye.

    Remember, perception is reality to the human eye.
     
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  8. Alexio84

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    Thanks.

    Okay done this is the final result so far.

    As a bonus a picture from my sump.

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    Both sides are aproximately the same size and height. It will look more interesting if one side is much bigger than the other. I would also avoid splitting the tank right in the middle.
     
  10. Billldg

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    I would say you got yourself a winner, looks like you have plenty of space up front and the sides to clean the glass and sand. Is it going to be bare bottom or r you going to add sand. Reason why I ask, as I found out when I did my first build, is that if you are going to add sand that the first inch or 2 of rock will be hidden. So it their is something about the aquascape in the first 2 inches that you like or love you may want to find a way to raise the whole structure up so its not hidden.

    Remember though, we will help you in any way possible, but the aquascape is about the person who built it, usually we have a picture in our mind and try to realize it. Our mood, our likes and dislikes, etc play a role in the aquascape picture.
     
  11. Alexio84

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    Changed it a little hope it is better.

    Yes adding sand later.

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  12. hdsoftail1065

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    I personally like that!
     
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    Ardeus Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Me too! Even when corals start to fill those spaces, there will still be a separation between the 2 areas.
     
  14. Coral Seeds

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    I like the more recent layout better for two reasons.

    1) it looks better to me.

    2) by having a taller rock tower, it will give you more options for ligh and flow intensity.
    E.g., you can put corals that like higher light and flow at the top of the taller tower.
     
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    Not sure if you’re still doing these, would appreciate your input! It’s 125 gal, 72x22x18.

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