Which scape should I go with?

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I'm torn because both are beautiful. I might choose #2 if mine, but then I change mine frequently. lol

I really like your choices and appreciate you sharing the awesome pics. :)
 
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Yea I agree about there being more room for coral placement in 1st scape, but I really like the look of the mountains leaning into each other in scape 2, I can probably exaggerate that look a bit more when I get to actually gluing it together with polymorph plastic. I’m thinking maybe I can combine them sort of? Like this.
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This won’t help much, but I like both the first one and the hybrid one! Lol

They both look great but your the one who’s got to look at it
 
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I really wanted some pulsing Xenia, my plan was to put them on an island in the dead spot in the middle to try to get them pulsing, you think there’s any merit to that plan?
 
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I have an icecap gyre 3k in the mail and I’m using a jabeo 10000 return pump. I have 3” nozzles on both the returns and I have a check valve so if I have to move them off the surface a bit I might be able to pull it off
 
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I like the hybrid one. It’s nice that it draws your eyes away from the center of the tank and has two peaks/mountains to focus on. If you are worried about dead spots between the mountains you can always get a small jabeo pump and add it to the back glass blowing through the center of the high area. I believe that would take care of dead spots.
 

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I like them both but I would like to know what lights you are using. Knowing the lights can tell what sort of shading and how coral placement will go. Ive planed a few variations only to find out that my plan didn't work with my lights/corals.
 
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