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sagedrake690

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Alrighty guys! Heres a new one for you almost guarantee. I have a horseshoe crab tank. Just crabs and one snail for cleanup. Im having a nutrient problem and I need more plants.
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The salinity is 1.015-1.020 and mimics an estuary. I have one mangrove and just did a water change cause of an algae bloom. This tank has not been fed, or anything in over a year. I want this to happen with my saltwater tank. I only wanna top it off with fresh water any feed them. The other tank makes food and everything in there is happy and fat as can be lol. I love bioactive for this reason but thia brackish tank is giving me difficulties.
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Please help!!!
 
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Blue lights and iPhone without filter don’t mix well for the picture, but I’m curious about a change here.

Tank is 150 gal 48x30x24. It’s been running for about 14-15 months. I got the urge to change the middle up and remove rocks to create a larger negative space. Would that be dumb? I’ve got a lot of rocks and then marine pure in the sump. I know it would make a dent for a second, but I’d rather dent it now than 8 years from now.

Thanks for your help!
 

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Need input please!? I think this scape looks good and I’ve got plenty of space for flow. My mp40s can push water from front to back unobstructed. Coral placement shouldn’t be difficult as I think there is a very diverse bit of real estate for mostly sps and lps and the random softie. Also think I have just enough space in case I wanna add a rock or two for something invasive.

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If you need an outside perspective to help with improving your aquascape, just post here a few shots of your tank, and will try my best shot at providing specific advise according to your goals for the tank.

Sometimes I can just answer here, show the alterations using photoshop or make a video.

Just post here front shots with your cellphone/camera positioned at 3 different heights (sand level, centre and water level) and also a couple of angled photos, so that I can have a better understanding of your tank's layout.

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This is a subject that is surprisingly not researched by most reefers and I have given some thought and some time ago I did a similar exercise in another forum.

It's also a great way for everyone to learn from each other and see a few freshwater techniques that we can apply and also many others that are specific for reef tanks.

In the meantime, if you want some inspiration here are a few videos I made with suggestions for different tank shapes.

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Plz help choose. Slightly more inclined towards second setup even though they're built with first setup in mind.

Most likely add more flat bottom rock rubble for RFA, GSP and shroom islands

12G tank, 24" wide, 12" front to back, 10" depth

Inhabitants:
Lots of rock flower anemones
1-2 blue stripe pipefish
1 Shrimp & goby
1 5~6" squamosa clam
Possible future maxima clams
Soft corals dominant, maybe a few LPS.
Macro algae.

 

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So I am making my scape for my new Reefer350. 73g display.

I just had a little baby girl named Gemma so I am designing the rock scape to spell out GEM when viewed straight on yet have depth and plenty of places for coral. No where near done but I would like to get some Input on how I'm doing so far
 

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