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Old 04-26-2006, 08:22 PM   #1
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how does my aquascaping look? too many caves? i would have liked some more height, but i need to get more rock i guess.......
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Yes to many caves. Looks too "stacked". I would probably build up some in the corners and leave the center more open.
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thanks, thats what i thought...... and im goin to school for interior design, lol. this is not as easy as it seems.......
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i hate stacking my rock. every time i move a tank it murder for me to rearrange. now that all of my rock has some type of polyp on it , it has become even more difficult. i cant stack it so that it looks nice because of the corals being too close of zoos and mushrooms not getting enough light. i think its the most stressful thing in my life.
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i think its the most stressful thing in my life.
... I thought this was funny from someone with a child's picture as the avatar. I take it your own child and if so, how is that not more stressful?
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well i redid it again and it still looks terrible. i guess i have some work to do tonight. im trying to get it right because ill be upgrading my lighting so i can get some corals and they need a place to call home. very frustrating. im hoping to get more rocks from hirocks soon....
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one thing you may try is to build a support structure out of pvc piping. then you can zip-tie the rock to the support structure. this will allow you to add some elevation to the rock without having to buy a ton of rock. more rock is obvioiusly better than less rock, but if you stack your rocks i a pile, you will not have good circulation around most of the rock's surface.

im planning on building one of these pvc supports in my tank, but ive been pretty lazy on aqaurium projects lately.

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Since this tank is new you need to forget about corals for right now and work on the LR and keeping your tank stable.
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i wasnt planning on getting them right away, have to get the water where it needs to be and then ill be waiting a year after that. i just dont want to reaquascape....
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