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dmarkham

I am about to set up a 36" long tank and was wondering who else has set up one close to this size and what is your aquascaping? I have a idea in my head, but wanting to see other ideas before I started the tank.

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Muraki

I am about to set up a 36" long tank and was wondering who else has set up one close to this size and what is your aquascaping? I have a idea in my head, but wanting to see other ideas before I started the tank.

 

3 I can quickly name of the top of my head.

 

Scorched

Muraki

MrReefer

 

Please see the links.

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dmarkham

Thank you for sharing . I like your set up as well. Cool to see someone with a larger sump then the display. Also Scorched's tank is sick!!!!

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scruggyj

Here is my mr aqua 12.

 

I kept it simple. I can pick the rocks up and move them and clean the entire bottom .. etc

 

I plan to add more torches and frogspawn in the future to these existing rocks.

 

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dmarkham

Bare bottom?

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scruggyj

Yes bare bottom with cutting board or star board. Just because I like the look of it better than the glass. I can keep it clean pretty easy because I can move my rocks around when needed.

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gulfsurfer101

I would use pieces of dry rock and saw them in half then epoxy them to the back wall for a floating reef look! I bet that would look really cool in a longer slender tank.

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ZADL11

I'm new to nano tanks and just set up my 20 gallon long yesterday. I'm really happy with the aquascape.

 

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dmarkham

I'm new to nano tanks and just set up my 20 gallon long yesterday. I'm really happy with the aquascape.

 

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Nice Arch

Yes bare bottom with cutting board or star board. Just because I like the look of it better than the glass. I can keep it clean pretty easy because I can move my rocks around when needed.

 

That is interesting. I have always stayed away from BB tanks because of the look. I like the look of sand. The way you did it has me thinking now.

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dmarkham

I would use pieces of dry rock and saw them in half then epoxy them to the back wall for a floating reef look! I bet that would look really cool in a longer slender tank.

I bet it would if done correctly. My personal taste is like the island look with lots of swimming room for the fish and coral growth.

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gulfsurfer101

Yes the thing is getting the correct lightweight rock that won't bring the wall down and the correct two part epoxy with a high bonding strenght! I would even go so far as running hobbiest ceramic tiles cut into 4" squares for substrate and just grow sps frags out directly on them. A trip to home depot and a relatively cheap tile saw would make this a very fun task. Not to mention it's very pourous so it'll provide beneficial bacteria and beats the hell out of starboard as far as looks.

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holy carp

I would use pieces of dry rock and saw them in half then epoxy them to the back wall for a floating reef look! I bet that would look really cool in a longer slender tank.

That would look cool, but wouldn't it be tough to clean the glass around the glued rock? I have trouble around my bulkheads.

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dmarkham

I'm new to nano tanks and just set up my 20 gallon long yesterday. I'm really happy with the aquascape.

 

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I think we are on the same face book group as well.

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Littlesardines

Here's how I started mine, I like the island look with lots swimming room too. =)

 

Mine's a peninsula so it might be a little different than what you were thinking for yours. But might give you some ideas!

 

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ZADL11

I think we are on the same face book group as well.

 

 

Nice, which FB group?

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dmarkham

 

 

Nice, which FB group?

Nano Aquariums & Reef Keepers or Reef Starters.

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Halo_003

Here's the approach I took:

 

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It's a 12G Mr. Aqua.

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rickztahone

Here's the approach I took:

 

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It's a 12G Mr. Aqua.

Love this!

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Halo_003

Love this!

Thank you! Really appreciate that. :)

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metrokat

Here's the approach I took:

 

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It's a 12G Mr. Aqua.

Halo - that looks really nice. Perfect counter balance.

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Halo_003

Halo - that looks really nice. Perfect counter balance.

Thanks so much! :)

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Marquiseo

Mine 36"x24"x16"

 

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dmarkham

that is sweet

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Dylan.N

Here is mine that I set up last night:

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Jcon_343

I think we are on the same face book group as well.

I think I am in there as well. Is that your tank Dan? lol

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