Narrowed It Down to 3 Scapes (New Added Scape) - Help Me Decide Which is Best!

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Which Scape Is Your Favorite?


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For those of you following along, I started a poll yesterday below. One of the main asks was to see a "floor" view of the scapes. I went out to the garage a few minutes ago to grab a couple extra pictures, and saw an idea for an additional 3rd scape. If you were following along earlier, please see the floor view, along with the additional scape - and cast your vote!




My thread really hasn't gotten much traction (I don't mind - I'm doing it for me, more than anything else)...

If you're curious:


I sat down with my fiancé and her mom to try different rocks, etc. They don't know anything about reefs or aquascaping, but I'm happy they want to be involved.

While I'm at it, I wanted to get the people's vote on the scape....

Scape "A"

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Scape B

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Scape C....

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I chose B but not sure about coral placement for the center vertical piece if your going to have a mixed tank. A looks like coral placement would be easier. Any way you go they are all really nice and are going to look great covered in coral!
 
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I chose B but not sure about coral placement for the center vertical piece if your going to have a mixed tank. A looks like coral placement would be easier. Any way you go they are all really nice and are going to look great covered in coral!

Thank you!! I agree with you - scape B + C would allow for better SPS placement in the middle of the structure...

I think scape A would provide more real estate for LPS + Softies in the middle.
 
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C looks beautiful. I love the small empty pockets and rock points. Where and what kind of rock is that?

Thank you! The center rock in scapes B + C is a large (and very heavy) coral skeleton that I kept from the '80s....
 
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B. However, once it gets covered in coral and algae, could look completely different. May need to make adjustments.

Agreed 100%.... Thank you for posting your thoughts!
 
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I was torn between A and C. I ultimately picked A because of the ends and how they arc up. I like how C had lots of nooks and crannies. Maybe a hybrid for option D? Haha

I'll keep looking at it, and see if there are any more variations that would work. Thank you!
 

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Thank you! The center rock in scapes B + C is a large (and very heavy) coral skeleton that I kept from the '80s....
You have to do C then! It’s perfect for fish and inverts but also it’s got a bit of history to it already.
 
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You have to do C then! It’s perfect for fish and inverts but also it’s got a bit of history to it already.
Love the sentiment here - and I agree... Definitely got some history behind it :)
 

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Loving option C. But, honestly, I don’t think you can go wrong. The fact that you all ready have your family involved and the tank isn’t even wet yet means you’re going to have a beautiful tank for many to enjoy. Can’t wait to follow along to see where things go! :)
 
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Loving option C. But, honestly, I don’t think you can go wrong. The fact that you all ready have your family involved and the tank isn’t even wet yet means you’re going to have a beautiful tank for many to enjoy. Can’t wait to follow along to see where things go! :)
Thanks for the reply! Yes, you are right - it's great having the family involved. The occasional trip to WWC and the promise to let them pick some corals and fish (from a list ) also helps a little I'm sure.
 

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Thanks for the reply! Yes, you are right - it's great having the family involved. The occasional trip to WWC and the promise to let them pick some corals and fish (from a list ) also helps a little I'm sure.
What’s your general plan with corals? Lps, sps, mixed? Have you thought about fish yet?
 
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