Building with tonga toys: Have you ever used branch rock in your aquascape?

Have you ever used branch rock in your aquascape?

  • I currently have branch rock in my tank.

    Votes: 71 35.9%
  • I have had branch rock in my tank in the past.

    Votes: 21 10.6%
  • I have not had branch rock in my tank, but I plan to in the future.

    Votes: 32 16.2%
  • I have no plans to have branch rock in my tank.

    Votes: 69 34.8%
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    Votes: 5 2.5%

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Building with tonga toys: Have you ever used branch rock in your aquascape?

Many of the rockscapes that are seen throughout the reef hobby are comprised of base rock, ridges, arches, and other flat or boulder-shaped rocks. Branch rock, such as the pieces that came from Tonga, seemed to be more commonly used in the past, but don’t appear to be as prevalent currently (of course, maybe that is just my perspective and not reality). Have you ever used branch rock in your aquascape? If so, please share pictures. Also let us know if you have any tips or recommendations for using branch rock and how you have arranged and anchored corals to it.

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I did in an older tank… like many people.
 

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Had and will have in the new tank. Still impossible to find Tonga. Been looking for another chunky piece for 3 years.
 

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My local fish store had some a couple years back, of course I bought a couple of nice pieces.
This past FFM in Connecticut they had some Australian rock. Some of that had nice branches too so I picked some of that up also for the new build.
 

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Some less than live options

 

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i have a single branch in mine. wish i could find a nano sized one to add to my 40B.
to the right of the buddha head in the middle

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I have a piece you might like. Let me send you a pic this evening. If you're interested, just cover shipping.
 

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This is my school tank. Just some softies and a bta currently. The branches act as spires. Thinking to get something to encrust. Cyphastrea, sympodium, favia, zoas maybe. I've got some sympodium at home I think I can steal a little piece off of.
 

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I’m in the process up upgrading my tank but the tank that’s up and running does have Tonga. I will be adding the existing rock into the red circle to this scape that I recently built with Tonga. I think it will fill in the space nicely.

I’ve also been hoarding Tonga whenever I can find it. I have a 300g display tank that I want to build an all Tonga branch scape.
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Figuring out the why: Has your primary reason(s) for keeping a saltwater aquarium changed over time?

  • My reasons for reef keeping have changed dramatically.

    Votes: 3 8.8%
  • My reasons for reef keeping have somewhat evolved.

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  • My reasons for reef keeping have no changed.

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