Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > Show Off/Photography
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-21-2010, 10:48 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Diego Ca
Posts: 94
Send a message via AIM to skratchiechan
aquascaping advice

hey guys, I'm in the process of cycling my tank and I have about 37 lbs in there (60g tank) will add more later... but the question is do I build upon what I have going up or should I rearrange? I like the look of it right now tho... advice is greatly appreciated

__________________

__________________
skratchiechan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2010, 11:12 PM   #2
Sliced Bread
 
neilanh's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 8,482
I like your structure, esp the cave in the middle. I'd just build around/onto it.
__________________

__________________
~Neilan
In the DC Metro Area? Check out GWAPA and WAMAS
neilanh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 12:38 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Diego Ca
Posts: 94
Send a message via AIM to skratchiechan
thanks will do!
__________________
skratchiechan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 08:30 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mudraker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Alaska
Posts: 1,652
That has excellent potential.

Are you going high light or low?
__________________
mudraker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2010, 10:57 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Diego Ca
Posts: 94
Send a message via AIM to skratchiechan
not sure what high light and low light is?
__________________
skratchiechan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2010, 01:34 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mudraker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Alaska
Posts: 1,652
Here is an overly simple explanation.

Like houseplants, aquatic plants have different light and food requirements.

Low light plants will usually grow well with 1 to 2 watts of light per gallon (no acitinic lights) and require less fertilization and no CO2. They tend to grow slower than medium or high light plants.

Med. and high light plants require more than 2 watts of light per gallon, regular fertilization and will probably require C02 injection.

Thats an overly simple way to put it.
__________________
mudraker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2010, 01:57 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Diego Ca
Posts: 94
Send a message via AIM to skratchiechan
lol thanks for the simpified version :p

and I'll prolly go with low just got a 4 bulb HO lights, on my way to put it on
__________________
skratchiechan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2010, 02:12 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mudraker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Alaska
Posts: 1,652
Many disagree with me, but I think starting out with lowlight is best.

They're much easier and you can always evolve to plants that have more complex and expensive growing requirements.

Good luck!
__________________
mudraker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2010, 02:14 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mandy2936's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,909
Just adding my two cents here..
I like the rocks now, but if you're going to add more I'll second that opinion on building around it rather than rearranging.

Also, I like your stand!
__________________
Amanda

~20 Gallon Community, ~5 Gallon Betta
mandy2936 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2010, 02:20 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mudraker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Alaska
Posts: 1,652
Yes, you have an eyepleasing arrangement with the rocks as they are. Some green will really punch it up.
__________________
mudraker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2010, 07:13 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
ChizerBunoi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 648
That aquascape will look good if you put the SPS on the top and LPS/Softies down below on the ground.

This is a reef right?
__________________
Journal
ChizerBunoi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2010, 07:33 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Diego Ca
Posts: 94
Send a message via AIM to skratchiechan
it's goin to be soon hopefully, I'm just making sure my water parameters are good before I put them in. so far I got 2 damsels 1 emerald crab and 2 small hermits... also on the lr there's some softies that came with it

__________________
skratchiechan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 11:39 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Trenton Tn
Posts: 38
Your rock work looks good,like others have stated just build around what you have so far.If you plan on any gobies I would make sure the rocks won't shift and fall.
__________________
SNAKEMANVET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 01:53 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Diego Ca
Posts: 94
Send a message via AIM to skratchiechan
thanks! and yes i made sure to put the base rocks underneath the sand. hopefully i did it right hehe
__________________
skratchiechan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 08:52 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
midwestsalt's Avatar




 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 61
That dont look to bad personally i like to make a valley in the middle or break the tank into thirds 2/3 the main rock structer and a island for the last third for two reasons it look cool and it make catching fish you dont want alot easier
__________________
Midwest Saltwater specializes in top quality live corals at reasonable prices. All of our corals are sold in WYSIWYG format. This allows all of our customers to be 100% satisfied with their orders as they will know exactly what they are getting.

Please visit our site and take a look at some of our exotic livestock. Check back often as we are always uploading new corals.


midwestsalt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 01:29 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Diego Ca
Posts: 94
Send a message via AIM to skratchiechan
Got some more rock!
__________________
skratchiechan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 04:53 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mandy2936's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,909
Thumbs up Very nice

Lookin' Good! It added some color.
__________________
Amanda

~20 Gallon Community, ~5 Gallon Betta
mandy2936 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 04:55 PM   #18
SW REEF 20+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,694
That`s looking much better. Very impressive.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 05:24 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Trenton Tn
Posts: 38
Looks great.
__________________
SNAKEMANVET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 04:14 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Diego Ca
Posts: 94
Send a message via AIM to skratchiechan
couple more corals added with more LR

__________________

__________________
skratchiechan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
api, aquascaping, cap

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with aquascaping Hinds04 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 10-02-2010 03:11 PM
Aquascaping Help, overgrowing, advice on better design kaz Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 4 05-17-2007 11:44 PM
AquaScaping advice NoSvOrAx Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 3 10-16-2006 05:26 PM
aquascaping vsnsofadrgn Saltwater Reef Aquaria 16 05-07-2006 09:40 PM
Canopy Pics/Q's/Aquascaping Advice zacdl General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 10 06-15-2005 01:17 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.