Originally Posted by obscurereef
it looks like too much rock & you'd have dead spots. Maybe take a few rocks out too solve those issues and create more swimming room for the fish. Aquascaping is my least favorite part of setting up a tank
That skull illusion is awesome though! Even with soft & LPS
corals, it will be great. A little 425 koralia on the back wall would be enough.
After the stand for my 60G collapsed, I put what I could save into a 10G Q tank. It stayed that way for years. After my cycle completed in the cube, I put in the surviving mushroom coral into it. I was looking through equipment I used in the 60G and found a medium sized power head. It was like running a jet turbine in your garage. Mushrooms shriveled into miserable little raisins. It blasts the rocks more than moves the water. I have ordered a smaller power head but due to the large volume of rock to water in here, it's going to be tricky to find that sweet spot.
So, you're right. I'm going to have to scale back on the rock. I don't look forward to taking this apart but I see a bunch of problems and tricky maintenance issues if I don't :/
Over the past few days of studying this, I've discovered about 10 - 15 healthy ball anemones. The orange ones glow under the moonlights and I have pink and white ones. They have their own kind of beauty. I'm hoping latex gloves are going to protect my hands if they sting. Another thread in the ID section say they are aren't pests and don't cause problems but they make me nervous. Real estate in this tank is at a premium. This week, I discovered one eating a hitchhiker limpet! However, another one lives in harmony with a neighboring hitchhiker feather duster. I could swear they like each other. When fanned out the nems range in size from pencil erasure to quarter. Not sure what to do...