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Sounds good to me and yes, the carbon is also a great idea. The auto water change will be very helpful and I am quite jealous of it. Honestly, if your system is working, making a change for aesthetic reasons is always a risk. Good luck if you decide to proceed.

 
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Just scaled my300G. The dimension is 30” front to back, 24” tall and 8’ long. After looking at it for three days I feel I need more rocks...

I think you could use a little more rock. Just to give a little size variation between structures.

You could definitely use a few more Radions. [emoji14]
 

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I think you could use a little more rock. Just to give a little size variation between structures.

You could definitely use a few more Radions. [emoji14]
Lol thanks. I went a little over board on the lights. Followed BRS videos on LEDs and thought I needed a light per foot...
 
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I bailed... Added some rocks to create some more hiding space for the fish
Good! Most fish need a place to bed down at night and prefer to do so hiding in the rocks.

As an 'art project', a few of the minimalist tanks are some of the most beautiful tanks I've ever seen.
Check out some of the cubes with long branching live rock. Absolutely stunning.
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A lot of them just need more rock for the sake of the animals that are housed in them.
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Open to suggestions, but I'm pretty happy with it so far.
Love the general layout, but it’s too tall for your tank depth. Lay it out exactly as is, but cut/chip a few inches off of the bottom of your rocks. When you get the coral growing, you want to look in and see coral...not rock.
 

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I want your fish...
But aquascape wise, your rocks may be too high to put corals on top of it. It looks like you have two inches of water above the rock.
Thanks, I'm pretty sure it's a goldflake hybrid. I'm leaning towards a goldflake and flagfin, but it doesn't quite fit those descriptions either. Either way, it's super bright and awesome. The chevron is awesome as well.

Love the general layout, but it’s too tall for your tank depth. Lay it out exactly as is, but cut/chip a few inches off of the bottom of your rocks. When you get the coral growing, you want to look in and see coral...not rock.
Hmm.. I see what you guys mean about the height at least from the pictures. Using a plastic ruler, I actually have about 4.5 inches from the top of the left rock and 5 inches at the peak of the right rock. Both pieces have a ton of space on the sides that I plan to use. The rock on the right is actually tilted forward, so the vast majority of the rock is nowhere near 5 inches from the top. I'll see if I can get out the rocks and chip away at the bottom for a couple more inches tho. Any thoughts if it's "too" open in the center?
 
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