Hmm. I do like the new rock scape though it certainly has its faults. I'm not sure the rocks so close to the back wall are a good thing -- I want water flow to be present throughout the tank. I don't like the angle on the acan rock, nor should the toadstool leather be so close to the one. That's a simple fix, though -- I can just move the toadstool down a bit or move the rock that the acans' rock is sitting on down a bit so that the acans have a flatter surface. The cave is now pretty dark b/c the rock is so close to the wall. I am not happy about that. I may move the center low piece down at a slant, too. Having rock up against the glass means spots I cannot clean. Don't know if this is good or bad, since having a bit of algae on the glass also seems to encourage different kinds of life. I have no idea where the 2 really beautiful feather dusters are. I'll have to see if they come out and are in view; if not, that is something to think about. I'd love to have the blue one out in the open again. Right now, I think it's facing the back. Finally, the trimma goby is hanging out in the back even though there are plenty of spots up front that are covered. This bums me out, and I hope that it will come out more once it's more comfortable with the new arrangement.On the good side
: There is an open part in the back now which is free from the sand bottom all the way to the top. I am looking at getting a gorgonian or some kind of branching, tallish coral for that spot! I do like the zoas in front instead of in the back. I was going to use that rock elsewhere and take the zoa colony off to place up front, but when I tried to move it, it wouldn't budge! I hadn't glued it, so I am assuming that the zoas like the surface well enough to have attached, so they get to stay. It means halimeda up front, which isn't ideal, but if I had a cool pink or orange coral branching out behind, then the contrast would be lovely. There are two more open-ish spots where something like a brain coral could go, and there are lots of the lfs to choose from. The hidden cup coral that has been so irritated by the giant pink mushroom is in a new spot a couple inches "up" from where it was before. The pink shroom hasn't decided what to think and hasn't opened up, but even if it does at its current spot, it will be further away and less of a bother. The micromussa seems happy in its new spot, but blends so well with the rock that it isn't very noticeable. The blasto is tucked into a crevice and is quite plump looking. It definitely is happier off the sand. My other bit of blasto still doesn't like the rock -- so, it's on the sand where it seems quite pleased to be! And, the moving things about revealed a second pink shroom! I have no idea where it came from...something's been propagating in my tank!I am actually thinking I have too much LR in the tank
. If I returned the piece where the rics are sitting and moved the zoa chunk to that middle spot, it would open up a tract of sand and rock for corals or a happier sand-oriented fish. What do you all think of that?FTS -- 4/30/2012http://web.clas.ufl....s_4_30_2012.bmpSideview 1http://web.clas.ufl....ew_may_2012.bmpSideview 2http://web.clas.ufl....2b_may_2012.bmpNewly discovered pink shroomhttp://web.clas.ufl....ink_shroom2.bmpZoashttp://web.clas.ufl....oreef/zoas3.bmpBlasto in sandhttp://web.clas.ufl....sand_blasto.bmpMicromussahttp://web.clas.ufl..../micromussa.bmpAcan Rock
(I flipped it around so that the bigger acan would not be in contact with toadstool)http://web.clas.ufl....f/acan_rock.bmpBrown Shrooms
(tucked behind zoas)http://web.clas.ufl....own_shrooms.bmpSad Trimmahttp://web.clas.ufl....eef/trimma7.bmp
Edited by msscha, 30 April 2012 - 05:32 AM.