Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by Veganbrian, Sep 27, 2012.
Awesome aquascape! Looks natural and gives you plenty of areas to add coral
What's up R2R Reefers. Well got the tank up and running now for a few weeks now. It's been a year since I joined and finally have her up. The good part about the long wait I had my rocks cooking for 9 months in saltwater with heat and pumps and finally put them in the DT. Here is a pick of the system.
I did not have any dramatic ammonia spikes nor did I have any nitrate spike either the most I had was 2 ppm. I however have some brown diatoms all over my rocks my sand bed has two small area with brown diatoms.
here is a better updated pic of DT.
Update on the 180. I rescaped it bc I hated the way it looked the first time around n I love this much better and so does the fishes..check it out n let me know was it a good move.
Looks good, but I'd remove the two rocks circled to give it more height variability. Make one side higher than the other.
On top of that, I'd try to lock down the scape with some epoxy to make it more permanent. Especially after you get corals growing, you'll want the stack to be stable. The way it looks now, it looks like it would tip fairly easily.
Would I be able to get some tips on 'scaping a nano cube? Roughly 16"x16"x16"....
Just throwing this out there.....I have a 93gal cube that I will be aquascaping soon. I've really enjoyed and have learned a lot from this particular thread, but haven't yet seen a scape that I really like in a cube. I'm looking for a more modern look with some open space(s). I have several pieces of tonga branch rock and pukani (from BRS), and need to get (and want to use in the scape) some flat pieces. Any ideas on how I should scape this? Can anyone share some cube scape they like? Thanks for any help or input!
Ahhh Cube scape.... What I did with my 150 is I taped out a space on my floor grabbed all of my dry live rock and made a center piece structure. This allowed me to build off of that and consider placement and flow. I used Marco rocks and his cement. there have been lil mods to the supporting pieces but the main structure has stayed the same. I can post pics if you would like.
Pics would be great!!! Can't wait to see them
Let me know what you guys/gals think of my 125
FWIW.....here is a pic of my 90 gal aqua scape in the process of cycling...
Would love some tips on scaping my 65 gallon tank. Currently also was thinking about purchasing some sort of glue or cement in order to bind the rocks together to create arches? Any ideas on this? The reef cement stuff doesn't seem to work well at all underwater..
I used hydraulic cement (quikrete water stop cement) and fiberglass driveway markers as rods to build my aquascape on my latest build. There's a thread on RC called "reef ceramics" is where I got the idea from.
This was early on, I've since changed it a little.
Would I be able to lift my live rocks up; sculpt them and put them back into my tank with little to no harm on my inhabitants? Is the cement non toxic and safe to a reef tank? It looks a lot better than the other cement stuff. I wonder if it can hold arches/ random aquascaping some of my rocks are heavy and just plain old flat and boring. Love your tank set up tho.
Opinions? For a 66 gal Red Sea Max c250 tank. Second image is the back corner. Both corners approx. same free space.
Kinda diggin' the rise-and-fall, the sweep of it . . .
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