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Old 01-10-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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not liking my aquascape :( any ideas?

Have a 120 gallon tank with 100 pounds base rock and just picked of 50 pounds of live rock and re stacked everything..

Really not liking how its looking any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I know the photo is kind of rough took with Iphone and keeping lights off during cycle
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:00 PM   #2
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It looks pretty even all the way across - how about adding some height difference to break it up? Maybe a low over-hang or two? Mine peaks in the middle and gets lower on the sides with lots of holes and caves.
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thats to much rock, with base rock the weight is when it hasn't soaked up water so you need about 40% of the rock. that 100 lbs is going to be closer to 200lbs at minimum.

i personally would remove some of the base rock as that it completly full and not much room for anything
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Well didnt know that oops lol

I will definetly take some
Base rock out thanks for the advice def learned something
New today thanks a lot
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no problem, but doesn't it seem kind of full to you?

if you have a sump you can alway put the rock in there
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thats to much rock, with base rock the weight is when it hasn't soaked up water so you need about 40% of the rock. that 100 lbs is going to be closer to 200lbs at minimum.

i personally would remove some of the base rock as that it completly full and not much room for anything
Wow where did you read that? I have over 200 lbs of base in my 180 but you can't have to much rock . To the op I think some stacks of rock in the front would look good and give the tank some depth.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:08 PM   #7
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Just do something other then building a wall. allow open swimming area that has sand bottom all over the tank. remove some of the base rock. It will allow you to make the tank look alot bigger and your fish will thank you.
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Have a 120 gallon tank with 100 pounds base rock and just picked of 50 pounds of live rock and re stacked everything..

Really not liking how its looking any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I know the photo is kind of rough took with Iphone and keeping lights off during cycle
I think it would come out a lot better if you removed some rock. Have you though about maybe sloping the rock so that there is more rock at the bottom than at the tope? This slope will give you much more of a natural look as well as provide more area to plug in some corals if you end up going that route.

Also, it seems like a lot of your rock are the same size. I would consider using a hacksaw to cut some of these pieces. You can also use a chisel, screwdriver with a large bit, and/or a hammer to contour the rock. Don't be afraid to whip out some tools and work it!
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Wow where did you read that? I have over 200 lbs of base in my 180 but you can't have to much rock . To the op I think some stacks of rock in the front would look good and give the tank some depth.

you actually can have to much rock and its not where did i read it its where did i do it. i bought 8 lbs of base rock and guess what it soacked up 2 gallons of water in the 5 gallon bucket i had it in. 3.5 gallons of water is around 30lbs, so that 8 lbs turned into 28 lbs or so.

aqnd you can go with to much rock, when fish can't swim and you can't find a spot for corals there is a problem. thats why 1-2lbs per gallon of "live rock" is recommended live is wet, wet= more weight, dry is dry which is just the rock itself, no water its liek a sponge soakign up water.

i personally wouldn't go over 2lbs per gallon, i'd probably go with 1.5 of live rock per.
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no problem, but doesn't it seem kind of full to you?

if you have a sump you can alway put the rock in there
Yeah was thinking it was to much rock just wanted some opinions
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