Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-05-2011, 04:39 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
squidward's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: long island. new york.
Posts: 292
Aquascape !

Hello everyone ! So I'm messing around with my lr today I'm trying to make room for another 40lbs I should be getting within a couple of days . Can anyone maybe give me advice on where things might be better off. I have a couple of pieces of lr with polyps on it I have them a little higher on the rocks . Also at first I liked the fake plants but now not so much. I leave them in there because my coral beauty likes to pick at them . Is there any real plant I can add in there ?
__________________

__________________
squidward is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 04:41 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
squidward's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: long island. new york.
Posts: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by squidward
Hello everyone ! So I'm messing around with my lr today I'm trying to make room for another 40lbs I should be getting within a couple of days . Can anyone maybe give me advice on where things might be better off. I have a couple of pieces of lr with polyps on it I have them a little higher on the rocks . Also at first I liked the fake plants but now not so much. I leave them in there because my coral beauty likes to pick at them . Is there any real plant I can add in there ?
Sorry a pic would help maybe !
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3100368317.jpg
Views:	160
Size:	62.9 KB
ID:	64275  
__________________

__________________
squidward is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2011, 12:23 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Zweetdumz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Miami, Florida
Posts: 3
It doesn't seem like you have many tunnels or hiding places? Or is that just because you moved things around?
__________________
Zweetdumz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2011, 10:07 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
squidward's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: long island. new york.
Posts: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zweetdumz
It doesn't seem like you have many tunnels or hiding places? Or is that just because you moved things around?
Yea I left room in the back so they swim behind the rocks . There's a couple of crevices where they can swim through I'm still working on it .
__________________
squidward is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2011, 10:45 AM   #5
AA Team Emeritus
 
austinsdad's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Accokeek, Maryland
Posts: 7,694
Don't be afraid to lean rocks on the back glass in order to support large holes in between the rock for swim thru areas. have the lower/larger rocks out a bit from the glass and lean as you work yuor way up. Quite common to do it that way. Fish will always be able to find resting, swimming, and sleeping spots back there.
__________________
-Ray-

"Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we might as well dance!"

austinsdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2011, 11:21 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
squidward's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: long island. new york.
Posts: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by austinsdad
Don't be afraid to lean rocks on the back glass in order to support large holes in between the rock for swim thru areas. have the lower/larger rocks out a bit from the glass and lean as you work yuor way up. Quite common to do it that way. Fish will always be able to find resting, swimming, and sleeping spots back there.
Yeah I guess I was kinda sketchy about that lol but sounds good I will post pics as I go hopefully my rock should be getting here any day now ! Thanx
__________________
squidward is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2011, 12:17 PM   #7
AA Team Emeritus
 
austinsdad's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Accokeek, Maryland
Posts: 7,694
And keep rocks far enuf away from the side glass as it'll get messy looking and you'll want to clean there. 2-3" works well for me to get my hand and a scraped or sponge down there.

P.S. keep the scraper away from the corner silicone seals. Use a hard sponge made for aquariums there.
__________________
-Ray-

"Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we might as well dance!"

austinsdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2011, 12:36 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Patrick93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 322
For the areas with silicon and harder to scrape green algae mr. Cleans magic eraser works great and it's cheap
__________________
Patrick93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2011, 12:51 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
squidward's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: long island. new york.
Posts: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by austinsdad
And keep rocks far enuf away from the side glass as it'll get messy looking and you'll want to clean there. 2-3" works well for me to get my hand and a scraped or sponge down there.

P.S. keep the scraper away from the corner silicone seals. Use a hard sponge made for aquariums there.
Yeah i had that problem in the past where I couldn't get to places to be able to clean right . I actually was at my lfs looking for the scraper attachment for my mag float and they didn't have it . I'm going to have to go online for it
__________________
squidward is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2011, 12:52 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
squidward's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: long island. new york.
Posts: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick93
For the areas with silicon and harder to scrape green algae mr. Cleans magic eraser works great and it's cheap
With the magic eraser it's cool to just use that in the tank I should rinse it of course befor use ?
__________________

__________________
squidward is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
aquascape, cap

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
first aquascape: 55g zooking12 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 69 09-03-2011 11:31 PM
New aquascape finished Fishkeeper88 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 4 08-18-2011 12:37 PM
update on my 10 gallon aquascape Fishkeeper88 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 8 08-12-2011 12:08 PM
How do you aquascape? zooking12 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 34 07-31-2011 09:55 AM
need help with a aquascape plz azure bones Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 10 07-29-2011 02:06 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.