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so ive had this tank for over 10 months now and after certain struggles (dinos, Bryopsis etc) everything is doing fine now except that im disliking my aquascape now. Do you guys have any ideas on what i can add or remove from the rockwork? Theres alot of parts that are shadowy and would like more real estate for corals specially sps.

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corals on the same level don't look natural IMO. Make 2 sections a higher one a few inches from water and a lower one. Place corals moving up the rock work so they are all on different levels
 

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I kind of like it! But, maybe adding some shelves/branches underneath that stick out to the light so you have add more corals mid level.
 
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corals on the same level don't look natural IMO. Make 2 sections a higher one a few inches from water and a lower one. Place corals moving up the rock work so they are all on different levels
Yea i see what you mean maybe i should add another arch that connects to the middle part so i can add more torches higher up.
 
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I kind of like it! But, maybe adding some shelves/branches underneath that stick out to the light so you have add more corals mid level.
Thats a very good idea myabe i should add two small shelves on the middle rock and the right one. Now my question is there any product out there that i can attach those rocks underwater? Would be a bummer to have to remove that big middle piece.
 

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Flat shelves looks like a LFS trying to sell corals. Go with a more natural look. stack those shelves so you have many different levels. That middle section needs to go. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
 

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Flat shelves looks like a LFS trying to sell corals. Go with a more natural look. stack those shelves so you have many different levels. That middle section needs to go. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
it’s all personal preference, but these shelves don’t look too LFS to me.
send pictures of what you decide to do!

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I meant flat shelves all the same level. What you did is what i'm talking about, many levels.

I have a bunch of flat rock but you would never know.

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Nice i will fix soke stuff once i get home see what you guys think
 
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it’s all personal preference, but these shelves don’t look too LFS to me.
send pictures of what you decide to do!

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That looks amazing you gave me ideas for my next tank
 
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Ok so i broke some pieces of rocks to try and make a shelf on the bottom mid and a piece 9n the right which held on tight by itself is it a bit better?

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so what you have works if your happy with it.
my own preference is to not have a constant all the way across.
I prefer going from a back corner high, sloping down, and rotated away from the back.
gives a feeling of depth front to back.
last pic looks like the only shadow spots are middle of the left vertical and the middle vertical.
tall growing gorgonia or leathers would hide that. or look into sun coals. they don't need light. just supplemental feeding.
 
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