Do I have enough rock? (w/photo)

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  1. Lylelovett

    Lylelovett Active Member

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    Hi all,

    Attached is my tank (currently cycling).

    Wondering if I have enough rock? I wanted to make sure I had room for livestock/coral growth and then not COMPLETELY jam packed with it all fills in.

    Do I maybe need a couple more small piles of rubble perhaps for some more hiding/grazing type areas?

    The tank is 5x2x2 so I have some nice depth I'm playing with.

    Any expertise and thoughts welcome! :)

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  2. Maritimer

    Maritimer Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award CTARS Member Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I rather like the openness of your 'scape, and the fact that you've left room to swim, and for things like scolies and islands of Xenia on the sand. Two separate formations will also allow fish to select one or the other as a territory, and not feel that they have to defend the entire reef.

    If you find that you need more rock for nitrification purposes, you can place some in your sump / refugium.

    ~Bruce
     
  3. Lylelovett

    Lylelovett Active Member

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    All things I was trying to achieve, and some I didn't even think about. Thanks!

    I figured I'd put rubble in my refugium rather than sand, so that will add a little more.
     
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    NY_Caveman Troglodyte R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I think it came out great. Function and form. You ahould get good flow throughout too.

     
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    Waters "...in perfect isolation, here behind my wall." R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I think it looks great....as long as those two balanced rocks creating the circle manage to stay put :)
     
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    Thanks! They are waterwelded together nice and solid. :)
     
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