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I’m always the first to jump in with ideas on people’s scape but now I’m having a hard time for my own.....

 

Goal:

Simplicity
ALL sides free
Placement good for all coral

Alright, I’m not too confident with my fluval 13 scape. I have three of CaribSea Life Rock as seen in the picture. I do also have another huge(!) rock from them and some dry rock.

Give me some ideas please. Goal is mixed reef, two fish and a ton of inverts.

Worst concern - No hiding places for fish and inverts?

Please ignore dirty glass, I just made it wet.

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2 minutes ago, Daniel91 said:

I’m always the first to jump in with ideas on people’s scape but now I’m having a hard time for my own.....

 

Goal:

Simplicity
ALL sides free
Placement good for all coral

Alright, I’m not too confident with my fluval 13 scape. I have three of CaribSea Life Rock as seen in the picture. I do also have another huge(!) rock from them and some dry rock.

Give me some ideas please. Goal is mixed reef, two fish and a ton of inverts.

Worst concern - No hiding places for fish and inverts?

Please ignore dirty glass, I just made it wet.
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I like it.  🙂

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Thanks!l @WV Reefer @JavaJacketOC My other tank has a rock slammed against the back, so there’s places for fish/inverts to hide.

 

The scape being open and fully visable like this, will that present hiding “issues”?

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Just now, Daniel91 said:

Thanks!l @WV Reefer @JavaJacketOC My other tank has a rock slammed against the back, so there’s places for fish/inverts to hide.

 

The scape being open and fully visable like this, will that present hiding “issues”?

Just don’t get any “hiders”. 😀

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I like the minimalist look. It’s what im running on my 25 lagoon

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Oh @Clown79, you’re the reason I ended up with CaribSea Life Rock. I was so fixated on dry rock but yeah.....

 

Thanks though, it really is amazing rock plus I got it at $3/lbs, so almost as cheap as any dry rock out there.

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I really like it. No need to change anything. However, if you want to play around a little more, here are my suggestions. 

  • switch the front and top rocks to get a thinner arch. 
  • rotate the front rock 15-20 degrees so the arch isn’t a straight line. 

 

Tom

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Looks good here’s my Fluval 13.5. Much like yours. 

 

Maybe add a few more pieces to make the arch a little larger and fill the tank a little more. 

 

Either way it looks good. Lots of room to place things in the sand. 

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7 minutes ago, Daniel91 said:

Oh @Clown79, you’re the reason I ended up with CaribSea Life Rock. I was so fixated on dry rock but yeah.....

 

Thanks though, it really is amazing rock plus I got it at $3/lbs, so almost as cheap as any dry rock out there.

You're welcome. Glad you like the rock.

 

I was lucky to get it on sale too(gotta love that😁) and I really enjoyed working with it

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5 minutes ago, Tom@HaslettMI said:

I really like it. No need to change anything. However, if you want to play around a little more, here are my suggestions. 

  • switch the front and top rocks to get a thinner arch. 
  • rotate the front rock 15-20 degrees so the arch isn’t a straight line. 

 

Tom

^ what he said. 

Plus - maybe the entire arch can be place on a slight diagonal give depth perception when you look from both sides of the peninsula. 

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Looks great and youll also need to consider the additonal rock youll get from frags new corals...so would add too much.

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On 1/9/2019 at 9:12 PM, Daniel91 said:

I’m always the first to jump in with ideas on people’s scape but now I’m having a hard time for my own.....

 

Goal:

Simplicity
ALL sides free
Placement good for all coral

Alright, I’m not too confident with my fluval 13 scape. I have three of CaribSea Life Rock as seen in the picture. I do also have another huge(!) rock from them and some dry rock.

Give me some ideas please. Goal is mixed reef, two fish and a ton of inverts.

Worst concern - No hiding places for fish and inverts?

Please ignore dirty glass, I just made it wet.
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I like it, then again, I do love a nice simple scape as well. Lot's of sandbed room to fill up :-)

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Looks good man! Just to add my 2 cents, a straight with the water refraction compression looks a little too linear in my eyes. I adding a small platform with smaller rocks puttied on 2/3 of the way up the arch and then a larger platform down in the sand on the opposite side and opposite end of the arch to add a little bit more Character to mine back when I had a peninsula. 

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