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Old 12-03-2011, 12:40 PM   #1
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Why does my tank look so empty x(

why does my tank look so empty guys?? the second picture is what i wanted, I loved that empty space in the middle...it just seems mine falls short. any suggestions? why does my 40 gallon look so puny compared to other 40 gallons?
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:42 PM   #2
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well it seems they have a lot more anemones and other colorful features
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:43 PM   #3
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Well first of all, NO 40 gallon tank should EVER have 2 hippo tangs. If the second picture is a 40 gallon that is just wrong. Your tank have no corals and doesnt seem to have much growing on your live rock yet, but that will come eventually
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Maybe because the second picture is 200+ gallons? Lol i dont get it, i love the rock scape of your tank! Im hoing to go for somthing like yours. If you want more empty space in the middle, move that island farther to the right a bit. An get some coral!
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:47 PM   #5
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i think the depth of the other tank is whats throwing you off, also have you thought of trying a backround?
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:51 PM   #6
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Maybe a background will give your tank more depth and make it look a little less empty?
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I remember saying the same thing almost 14 yrs ago. Check the "view my tank" link in my sig. I`m trying to find ways to come up with more room.
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:56 PM   #8
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Definitely get a background to cover up the pipes and stuff. Other than that it looks great.
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:12 PM   #9
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That second picture isn't a 40 gallon, it just looks so beautiful..
I want to go for the "natural habitat" look compared to a display tank look

and those pipes are on the inside , diy overflow. I think I will consider getting a background then and hopefully it'll help (its just most people I see on the website don't use backgrounds) and melosu, omg your corals are huge! I can see where you could have a problem

thank you very much for the suggestions everyone, I guess its just a matter of adding a background and working with what you got. Plus that island on the right is actually home to my watchman goby and shrimp so I didn't wanna cave their homes in...again
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well it seems they have a lot more anemones and other colorful features
I don't see any anemones there.....
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