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Old 01-23-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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Question Questions about: placement of LR for reef tank

Most of the smaller tanks I've looked at have the LR stacked in the middle of the tank. Is there a reason for this or is it okay to have most of my LR arrayed across the back of the tank? Maybe the tanks I'm seeing are just flukes and they aren't all like this.
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You can put it however you want. Most people stack it higher in the middle because it has the best light and you can put SPS up there. Thats why I did it anyway.

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Old 01-24-2013, 07:03 PM   #5
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Thanks all.
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People try and keep it in the middle so they can clean the glass basically u can stack it how ever u want but u wanna try and keep it open as possible to keep flow going thru everywhere
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:18 PM   #7
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Ah that makes sense. I've pretty much decided on building up a wall on the back of my tank, so I can more easily make little nooks and crannies. Thanks for the input. I guess the only thing I worry about is the build up of crud behind the wall. I was planning on using a single powerhead but might get another and point it behind the wall to flush everything out.
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I want to build a wall as well but I am worried putty won't hold it up. Any other suggestions ?
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Check out this scape in my 40 gallon
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I'm using D-D AquaScape construction epoxy (in the blue box) and so far it seems to work quite well. Cures to be very hard, I had to use more than I expected but it's working. I'm going to go get more as I picked up more LR today to fill out the wall some more.

It is easy to see in these videos:

Saltwater 29g Step 1 Clear Water - YouTube

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