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Old 09-03-2012, 12:26 AM   #1
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Is This Aqua Scape Ok?

Just finished adding the Tropic Eden Reef Flakes Sand and rinsed all the dead base rock. I tried to add as many caves as I could. Would this "Scape" Be ok for good flow? I also ordered 10 pounds of Fiji Cured Live rock from Premium Aquatics to seed the base rock. Should I put the life rock right on top of the base rock or just near by it to seed it? Excuse the cloudy water, I just added the sand.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:32 AM   #2
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:33 AM   #3
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Looks good to me, nice size tank. I'd just put the live rock wherever it fits best as long as its in the tank it will seed the other dead rock.
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I'm sure everyone's honest opinion is what is wanted. I personally think it looks good. Doesn't really look like there is enough but adding the live rock will definitely help. Great job and good luck!
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:44 AM   #5
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I'm sure everyone's honest opinion is what is wanted. I personally think it looks good. Doesn't really look like there is enough but adding the live rock will definitely help. Great job and good luck!
I agree you need some more rock!
&& get some power heads in there.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:44 AM   #6
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I'd get some more live rock, take that background out and paint it blue or black.

I'd stack the rocks high on each side leaving a cave on one side low near the sand bed. On the other side leave a cave towards the middle and leave the center open.

This is just my opinion. Tank looks great though and it's all about what you like not what everyone else like. Make the tank unique and yours.

I just offer my options and my opinion as I'm very anal with aqua scaping.

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EDIT: agree with above poster. Your gonna want more flow.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:47 AM   #7
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I'd get some more live rock, take that background out and paint it blue or black.

I'd stack the rocks high on each side leaving a cave on one side low near the sand bed. On the other side leave a cave towards the middle and leave the center open.

This is just my opinion. Tank looks great though and it's all about what you like not what everyone else like. Make the tank unique and yours.

I just offer my options and my opinion as I'm very anal with aqua scaping.

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I agree with this minus the blue background. Black is the only way to go in my opinion.
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As stated above.... definitely gonna need more rock, and you're gonna want at least two powerheads in there.
And, unfortunately, I have to agree with Convict's opinion, the current layout just doesn't do it for me. Kinda hard to put my finger on it..... the two "cave tops" leaning in the same direction doesn't help.
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Stack it I think personally, by that I mean make two maybe three separate piles an leave the middle open in my opinion that's what I did for when I had my 75 gallon tank
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:26 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone!! Oh I have 2 power heads but didn't put them in until the filter finished and the water was clear. thats 40 pounds of carib Sea base reef rock. I ordered 10 pounds of already cured figi rock from premium aquatics. But wont ship till after the holidays. I'll spread that around to seed the base rock. Maybe add another 10 more pounds but wanted alot of swimming space for the fish. the 2 "Cave tops" Will be where I want my put my pulsating Xenias. 1 Purple and the other blue. I wanted a black background but I like art (I'm a graphic artist) so I tend to like artistic pics. When should I add the CUC?
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