Tips and Tricks on Creating Amazing Aquascapes.

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Thought id share some photos of my floating reef that i have created .
There is approximately 20kg for each structure.
I used two pieces of 20mm thick acrylic which i then bent too make a Uform on which the rocks sit ...each acrylic Uform is capable of carrying more than 50kg total .


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Here you can see how it sits without sand in

Here some photos of the bending of acrylic
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Super helpful thread!
 

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Great article. Really helped me with my aquascape.
 

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Great topic. I tried to digest all of the information on 1/3’s and the swirl pattern, I came up with this. I’ve posted in Facebook and got positive feedback, however. I’m not confident but I’m going to go with it SPS dominant 425XL

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I went with a more chunky rock setup. Not as many swim throughs but it fits my desired overal look while still providing places for fish to hide, sleep and swim freely.
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Redid the right side to add a few more arches.
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Where it started and how it evolved. The latest one is my final placement.

I added a quick video to see the entire aspect.

I took a lot of time seeing what's best for the fish and ideas from many other reefers and ultimately what I like to see.

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Where it started and how it evolved. The latest one is my final placement.

I added a quick video to see the entire aspect.

I took a lot of time seeing what's best for the fish and ideas from many other reefers and ultimately what I like to see.

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I really like this. Seems like it will serve well as a base for your new reef.
 

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I really like this. Seems like it will serve well as a base for your new reef.
Coral placement will be another beast of its own but I tried to incorporate a ideal living space for the fish and good spots for coral down the road... definitely a balancing act. But just another reason I love this hobby.
 
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I love this old thread, i’m amazed its still going and happy i can contribute. I have a well established 350g reef with an aquascape that I’m reasonably happy with and not brave enough to change, but i’d love some feedback on my new project, a 500g fish only that is just starting its cycle. Dimensions are 66 by 48 by 36 inches, so a large high box lol. Anyway, pictures enclosed from the two viewable sides as well as the top. I had wanted to do 3 rock structures but to go high enough on the one i had to go wider which eliminated one structure. I’m going back in this weekend to tweak some more including enlarging the small island but feedback would be appreciated!
 

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What is the best SPS starter coral?

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