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Hello!

Funny, I posted about my 55 gallon peninsula earlier today, asking for opinions on whether or not I should remove some rock as I felt like I had too much, and not enough room for my fish to swim! Well now I have the opposite problem, where I feel like I don’t have enough rock or places for my fish to hide in my 125 gallon! :p

See some pictures below And tell me what you think! I am thinking of adding some rock to the back of the tank, where there is currently open space between the rock work and the acrylic wall. I am always concerned with flow, and that too much rock along the walls will restrict flow.. am I being crazy?? Any concern with detritus buildup if I add rock for more caves? thanks!!


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I like a ton of rock as it is my main form of filtration. But what you have is fine as long as you have other means of filtration to pick up the slack
 

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You could place another cave in the middle. Place it sideways ( you can see it from the ends) se aU flat rock. Great for coral on top
 

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You will be amazed where fish can find caves, they can fit in the tiniest of holes, unless you are having a lot of cave dwellers then that looks fine, I would probably move the rock from the back wall if you plan on keeping it clean.

sorry looked at the pic wrong, no rock on back wall.
 
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You will be amazed where fish can find caves, they can fit in the tiniest of holes, unless you are having a lot of cave dwellers then that looks fine, I would probably move the rock from the back wall if you plan on keeping it clean.

sorry looked at the pic wrong, no rock on back wall.
Thanks for the input!! ;Happy
 
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