Re Aquascaping Help

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  1. mrsalnj

    mrsalnj Well-Known Member

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    Whats up guys im looking to redo my rocks any idea on what i should do I like to have a clean look, attached is what i have so far ,its a new reef tank in the making so bare with me lol 20171205_134000.jpg 20171205_133956.jpg
     
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  2. Jason mack

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    Looks good as it is .. but you could always try making islands maybe 2 ... this way it will also give you more height .. plus more swim room for your fish .. here’s a video of mine just for a different look
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    Islands are great for not spreading coral like GSP.
     
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    thank you for the idea it looks great, now i wouldn't have any problems with my water parameters moving rock around everything is on point
     
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    No no problem moving Your rock around .. its still a new tank so you wont affect Your parameters
     
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    im just overthinking this aquascaping and im making it harder then it looks, like i don't even know where to begin with creating an island. Feel like the pieces i have are useless lol
     
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    Masonary bit, fiberglass driveway marker cut into rods. Stack the rocks the way you want them. Drill holes in each rock and use the fiberglass rod to connect them.
     
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    Like your rock pieces and am thinking that you might want to make one side higher than other to draw attention to it and give a sense of dimension, or use the two island design. When all your rocks are about the same height nothing really stands out or appears unique. I'd also consider the kinds of coral you'll want and the amount of light and flow they'll need because that will also help determine the optimum (if there is such a thing) layout.

    Keep moving things around; all of a sudden you'll move back a little and say, That looks pretty good."
     
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    482ABBE0-B3AE-499B-A291-69F06B0E7367.jpeg You could use this too cement your stones
    Looking at your photo I would take the stones out of the middle of your rockwork now that will create two islands almost straight away .. then just try too make the islands interesting formation
    You can see from my pics how I started mine .. and the last pic is a reef Pilar I glued last week from extra rock I had added .. how you start now is not necessarily how it will end after 1 year it changes all the time really ..

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    you guys are right the only way i find out is if i start moving it around, hopefully my clowns don't hate me lol,
     
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    Your clowns Will hate you anyway :D killer clowns ...:p:p if mine can bite me they Will :D:D
     
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    They already bite me especially when i feed them in the morning they both attack my hand lol they are some weird fish
     
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    20171205_195224.jpg changed my aquascaping give me your thoughts and ideas my brain is working now lol i think i got this
     
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    I’m going through the same thing right now. I’m struggling to get an arch to look the way I want. Had to take a break earlier, about to go back to it. I’ll put a picture up when I’m done, if that ever happens
     
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    Just patience my friend I am going through the same thing until i said **** it im going to just do it..excuse the language
     
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    Worst part is, I had it exactly where I wanted. Noticed a week or so ago I had some ich on my coral beauty, and after trying for several days to get the fish out without removing rock, the inevitable happened. I’m now on day 3 of trying to get it all back in there to my liking
     
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    Pictures always help my friend lol
     
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    I like it ..!!! But remember it Will start too look different again when you start adding coral ..!
     
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    That's how I did mine.

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    I have that same thermometer in mine lol. Just finished what feels like my 50000th attempt at my first aquascape. I've finally got it close to where I want it. I think im just going to completely remove the rock on the top right completely. I like everything else. 20171206_043638.jpg
     
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