aquascapeing

Discussion in 'Live Rock' started by iceman, May 7, 2014.

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  1. iceman

    iceman Fire Worm

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    is it just me on is aquascapeing very frustrating. going to be setting up soon any ideas for my reef rockwork
     
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  3. RoloSaez

    RoloSaez Millepora

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    If you are just now setting up you can use a wet saw to cut flat bottoms on your rock. use a concrete drill bit and zip tie pieces together. Hammer and chisel so rocks fit tightly together. I used a 4" grinder with a diamond cutting blade on my rocks.
     
  4. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    I find aquascaping pretty difficult also. I am usually tweaking and moving my rock to see if I can make it look better. there are many on here that have awesome aquascapes. You may try to do a search and check out some.
     
  5. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I can't zip tie due to constantly changing my scape! Lol
     
  6. Reef_Ninja

    Reef_Ninja Spaghetti Worm

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    For me, I used rods and epoxy......pretty cheap IMO. $12 in epoxy and $3 for a fiberglass rod and I was able to scape my rocks exactly how I wanted, and they hold pretty tight........all you need is a drill and hacksaw.
     
  7. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I just piled a bunch or rock on top of each other. No glue, no epoxy. My thinking is all rock will become encrusted with coral. No need to get complicated with scapes.
     
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  9. flynhawaiianz28

    flynhawaiianz28 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    ^^ +1 I just arrange the rock on top of each other and try and find some sort of fit for them. I like to change things around too much to use epoxy. It can be frustrating but I usually find an aquascape that I like. Just takes a little time and patience to make it work.
     
  10. Scuba Ken

    Scuba Ken Ritteri Anemone

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    I'm the same, pile them up (not to high) jiggle the rocks as u places them, they kind of find their right place.
     
  11. kstafford003

    kstafford003 Feather Star

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    Aquascaping can be as easy or difficult as you want. What type of design are you going for? If you have a larger tank I am a huge fan of negative space. A large pillar to the left and a small island on the right. Branching corals on both islands reaching towards one another.
     
  12. DBOSHIBBY

    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    best thing I did in my new tank was using fiberglass rods and drilling the rock. I can slide whatever piece on and off easily but the rods keep the structure very secure. epoxy is too permanent for me. If I want to switch things up I can pretty easily this way.