!!!THE VANISHING OF THE NUANCE!!!

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  1. kurtp

    kurtp Active Member

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    Ha. Exactly. The algae scraper set the boundary for lateral growth.
    Important lesson there. I chose the 6' wide 125 g tank because that shape fits best in the living room. But now I know the narrow front to back dimension really limits what you can do with the aquascape. There's just not enough depth to still have large colonies AND significant negative space. Unfortunately, I couldn't justify the expense of replacing a functional system at this time--using the same tank for SPS Tank 2.0 means I'm fated to still fall short of my ultimate goal, but I think I'll get closer. And I'm sure I'll discover new tidbits that I'll be able to implement when I can swing my next dream tank purchase....
     

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    So true With coral, especially sps, is think that the deeper you can go front to back the better.
     
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    Plenty of negative space here. Now grow already! :D

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    Nice I like it!
     
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    So, if you had a standard 120 and a 150DD (37×36×27) sitting in front of you, which would you choose for an SPS tank?
     
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    Id definitely go with the wider tank if it was possible
     
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    What kind of scoly is that on the sand bed?
     
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    Wider... left to right? Or front to back ?
     
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    War Paint with green pigment infection.

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  10. Griev

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    Love this thread!

    Tried to place my SPS with future growth in mind. Need some help with the top left and bottom right though, I think I see a battlebox in my future...

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    The original post of this thread really resonates with me. I try and keep this in mind when placing corals in my large exhibits. Here are a couple pictures of some of my tanks.

    Sulawesi Beach Exhibit:

    Beach May 10.2018.jpg

    Close up of my favorite spot where the corals have really begun to fill in. This is actually from about 10 months ago so they are much closer now!

    Beach May 9.2018.jpg

    Indo Pacific Reef Tank. This tank lost a battle with heavy metals recently, but hopefully those issues are solved at it will comeback to something similar, but with prettier corals :) The soft corals and gorgonians were not affected, but almost all acropora and montipora died.

    Indo Jan 13.2018.jpg

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    Older picture, but I have always liked the way the fish were posed in this picture:

    Indo Mar 15.2017.jpg
     
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    My 2 years anniversary coming up the purple slimer is getting big. My vision for the tank is a forest of staghorn with 100 of damsels reside. I have 20 different stags in the tank ready to grow n become a staghorn forest.
     
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    Truly remarkable! That is as cool as it gets, if you ask me
     
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