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Old 02-25-2006, 04:16 PM   #1
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I need some aquascaping ideas

I'm not totally happy with my aquascaping. I am going to post a few pics of my tank and see if anybody has any better ideas on placement of corals. The tank is a 45G tank with xenia, zoanthids, leathers, and mushrooms. I also have a sponge I purchased both for looks and for my coral beauty to nibble on. Also, the leather on top isn't doing very well and I'm not sure if it is going to stay in the tank.

I circled my corals just in case they don't come out well on the picture. Xenia=Red, Green Star Polyps=Green, Zoanthids=Yellow, Mushrooms=Blue, leathers=Purple, Sponge=Light Blue.


45G Reef - 65#'s of LR, 3" sand bed, Fluval 304 filled with LR rubble, (2) MJ900, SeaClone 100 protein skimmer with MJ1200
Fish - Ocellaris Clown, Royal Gramma, Purple Firefish, Coral Beauty, Blue Neon Goby
Coral - Xenia, Devil's Hand Leather, Toadstool Leather, Green Hairy Mushrooms, Zoanthids
Inverts - (2) Peppermint Shrimp, Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp, (5) Turbo Snails, (4) Nassarius Snails, (10) Blue Leg Hermits, Emerald Crab, (3) Scarlett Crabs, some small starfish(hitchhikers)

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Old 02-25-2006, 09:03 PM   #2
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It looks nice to me. If you wanted a change you might like a little height. get some more rock and make some caves and bring it up just a little. Just a thought. They have some really nice rock at GARF.

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Old 02-25-2006, 11:33 PM   #3
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I'm sure that everyone has different aquascaping ideas, but I'll give it a shot...
If it was me, I would move the middle xenia up, on the higher side of the white rock. (So you would then have one on each side of that rock).
I would then move the mushroom rock down where that middle xenia was. Would move the smaller zoos over toward the xenia/shrooms.
I'm not sure how big your rocks are, but if possible I would move the rock below your green star polyp to create more of a cave there, putting that rock or another rock higher in that section. Would swap positions with the green star and the larger of your zoos. Last, I would take the small one that is circled red (the one on the sand next to the orangy mushroom) and move it near the new cave created on the opposite side.
Hope all this makes sense.
Just my opinion, artistically speaking.
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