Show Off Your Large Tank Aquascape :)

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  1. btkrausen

    btkrausen Fish Hoarder R2R Excellence Award

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    Still looking for ideas to scape my 200DD, and want to see more scapes to "inspire" me. Post up your scapes you think look awesome. I still like the "bonsai" inspired ones, but anything is welcome.
     
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    swannyson7 Moderator/Acro Aficianado Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Spotlight Award Photo of the Month Award CTARS Member

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    Here's my aquascape on my 180. In the near future, I'll be adding an arch from behind the right island that connects to right side of the center island
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    i know i have already told you but thats a great looking tank. im loving the islands, going to do the same thing but my tank is only 4'long so prob only going with two islands with some small rocks somewhat buried in the sand to place zoas on. soon i will post mine..soon
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    btkrausen Fish Hoarder R2R Excellence Award

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    My new one will be island-ish, but with taller structures I think. I do enjoy watching fish swim in and around rock work, so now's my opportunity to do so with the dimensions of the new tank.
     
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    I only have mine so low so that the sticks can grow out. With your FOWLR, I'd stack them nice and high and make a few arches with nylon/acrylic rods and some epoxy.
     
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    Sunnyx and soccerbag have multiple small islands that I think are cool looking. its like a raceway for the fish to swim through. With a DD tank you really have alot of options.
     
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    Yup, exactly what I wanna do, just trying to find something that I like. I have some ideas, and once I'm done with the next few weeks of traveling, I'll be able to sit down and work on it. This tank can't come soon enough, haha.

    I'm really excited to see the fish be able to swim front to back instead of just sideways, should make for an interesting view, and give me the ability to stuff more of my favorite fish in there, haha
     
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    Could make some colums
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    I needed some more coral real-estate so the middle got filled in
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    Thanks for the pics guys. Those tanks all look great. Keep them coming please :)
     
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    Old Aquascape.

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    New Aquascape just redo couple weeks ago.

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    btkrausen Fish Hoarder R2R Excellence Award

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    Wow, thats a nice looking tank man. Is that a monti cap in the top right? haha. Looks wicked up there.

    Are all your fish hiding, or do you not have a lot in there?
     
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    Here's my 180. Somewhat lacking because it's only 6 months in the works

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    Thanks for the kind words. I have around 10 fishes...Mostly wrasses and tang. Yes, that is a Season Greeting monti cap on the top right.

     
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    What kind of wrasses and tangs do you have?

    Love the stags growing off the back wall as well.
     
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    All commons wrasses to control the flat worn in my tank (Melanarus Wrasse, 2 Yellow Corris, Mystery Wrasse, Redtail and Yellowtail Tamarin Wrasses ) and purple tang, naso tang and one Borbonius Anthias
     
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    Cool man, thanks. Nice looking tank you have there, and nice collection of wrasses :)
     
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    Very nice Redstag!
     
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    Great looking setups everyone! The boomies and minimal rockwork is the way to go. ;) These sorts of setups look great with stags growing out to great heights. My fish also appreciate the extra room to swim. Oh, and flow is MUCH easier to handle and deal with when you have minimal obstructions.

    Here is my 3.5 month old 72*36*22 Rimless Reef

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    Sonny
     
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    ^^^i could stare at that tank for hours if it was mine, so peacefully and relaxing, just sit back and enjoy the show, no tv needed ^^^
     
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