Rockscaping my 300

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  1. Psylacus

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    So I have 300dd. Still kind of dirty so please excuse the mess :)!

    Anyway working on some ideas. I know there are a lot of extreme minimalist and while I do appreciate its style I am going for a more full look (but obviously not the rock "wall" effect either). It is a very deep tank, there is about 2 inches on the back that don't touch the wall and about 1-2 inches between the side walls and the rock (Mostly 2 - one spot is closer to 1 but i may trim off that piece.). Any thoughts here :) Will update my main "DIY" project one here soon.

    Please note I plan on putting around 2 inches of sand in the bottom of it. 20190106_194125.jpg 20190106_194117.jpg 20190106_194105.jpg
     

  2. hdsoftail1065

    hdsoftail1065 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    I would check and make sure your cleaning tools fit between the rocks and glass, otherwise I think it looks good! I like the shelves!
     
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  3. JasonK84

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    I really like all the hiding spots you've created. Looks really good to me.
     
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  4. SPR1968

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  5. Psylacus

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    Here are a few updates with it. Move some stuff around to make it a bit more stable and interesting.

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    xaflatoonx Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    with that much rock, you have a lot of room for corals, but less for fish.
    i suspect that is what you are going for - fill it up with corals yes?

    i love the shelves!!
     
  7. Psylacus

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    Yes
    Yes I want to do reef tank! So my fish selection is a bit more limited so figure might as well make sure that I have a lot of good light space for coral. However believe it or not there is only maybe 200 pounds of rock in it. I have about 520 gallons of water volume with my sump and refugium. Will use some marine pure to up my rock content.
     
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  8. Ghost463

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    That looks great!
    I have never had good experiences with deep sand.
     
  9. mattgsa

    mattgsa Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Looks like a really nice tank. Looking forward to following along.
     
  10. Psylacus

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    Agreed only going to do an inch or two.
     
  11. MikeGT

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    Wow yeah I really like how you have the shelves setup!