Glimmers in the glass: Do you use the glass reflection to enhance your aquascape?

Do you use the glass reflection to enhance your aquascape?

  • I considered the reflection when designing my aquascape.

    Votes: 16 7.3%
  • I didn’t consider the reflection in the design, but I do look at the reflection.

    Votes: 58 26.4%
  • I didn’t consider the reflection and don’t use it in viewing the tank.

    Votes: 141 64.1%
  • Other.

    Votes: 5 2.3%

  • Total voters
    220

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Glimmers in the glass: Do you use the glass reflection to enhance your aquascape?

While the primary view for most aquariums is the front pane of the aquarium, there are multiple other angles to look at our tanks. This may be a top-down view, an end view, or even a reflection of the glass. For example, a peninsula tank that is set up to be viewed from multiple sides may be aquascaped with multiple viewing angles in consideration. Similarly, a lagoon style tank may be aquascaped with the top-down view being the primary perspective and the front and side shots being secondary. We may not be able to make our existing tanks physically bigger, but by using the reflections we can make the tank look bigger and we may be able to see new aspects of the aquascape. When thinking about your aquascape (maybe over-thinking your aquascape!), do you use the glass reflection to enhance your aquascape? If so, feel free to share tips in the related discussion!

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Interesting idea. It's not one I've ever considered while aquascaping.
 

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My tank is a 56 g column tank so its pretty high. I have a chair so it can be viewed from straight on but from our sofa we look at a corner which provides an interesting view with the reflection. It doubles the fish at times which is cool. I will admit that it's all a happy accident however!
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personally, i wouldn't know how to incorporate the reflection as part of the scape. but i can see that it does add to the depth of it.
 

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Yup, admittedly though is a minor consideration since it's just the reflection off side panels. However with this system below with views from the top of the system reflections from all sides was considered.


 

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  • I am aware of every item that is added to my reef tank.

    Votes: 67 54.0%
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    Votes: 36 29.0%
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