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Old 12-04-2013, 03:13 AM   #1
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Hello about to start my Aquascaping I never seem to get my aquascapes just right. I have always used somewhat bigger rocks I was thinking about using a lot of smaller rocks this time I was just curious how your aquascapes look and what size of rocks and what not whether you glue them in place or what. Thanks
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:16 AM   #2
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Hello about to start my Aquascaping I never seem to get my aquascapes just right. I have always used somewhat bigger rocks I was thinking about using a lot of smaller rocks this time I was just curious how your aquascapes look and what size of rocks and what not whether you glue them in place or what. Thanks


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Ideally you want to stack then together not to look like you dumped them in .
Making caves , tunnels to provide many hiding places .
I never glued mine but that I think depends what you are planning on stocking .
Research different species that you want eg: urchins can and will knock rocks over .
I hope this helped .
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:19 PM   #3
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I used a lot of larger rocks and built two columns. They have been added to a lot as I have gotten new corals and needed more area. I didn't glue them and have a pink urchin in the tank, he has never knocked anything other than corals over. Like previously stated do research on the fish you plan to keep.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:30 PM   #4
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Great pics and aquascape!Another suggestion is search the web and more specifically utube for aquascaping ideas.As mentioned in the previous post, keep the type of fish you want to keep in mind when you aquascape because you don't want to have casualties because they caused a rock to fall on them.Also if you plan on a cuc or fish that dig put the rock down first before adding the sand this ensures they can't did dig under rock causing a shift in the rocks or again casualties.If I could do it again i would use both small and large rocks in my aquascape for variety and flexibility on size of caves and structure.i used JB Water Weld to hold my rocks together.Also you want the aquascape at least six in. away from the glass so that it makes it easier to clean.Good luck post pics when you are finished.
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one more thing,if you don't want the rock directly on the glass use egg crate.
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Post a pic of your tank and maybe we can throw out some tips.
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Here is a picture it's a 90 gallon tank I'm so lost witch direction I want to go with this I would like to kind o do a wall/ island look I think
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Take a look at a few of these links

Fresh water based but still good design principles.
A guide to aquascaping the planted aquarium


Reefs Magazine - Aesthetics of Aquascaping
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