Pics of Aquascaping? Tips?

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  1. NittyGritty

    NittyGritty Millepora

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    All, do you have pics of your awesome aquascaping? Share! I need some inspiration. I need to make my 55 gallon have some spirit and design and not a wall of blahhh..... Do you have tips? Share! ;D
     
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  3. MoJoe

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    Here's my 55g reef, I decided to go with the U formation after having the wall of rock to start with. The width of a 55g can be a little cramped to work with but you can def do some cool stuff still.

    I stacked without any glue or PVC, (if you go that route) just make sure all rock is secure with no "wiggle or wobble" to them. Use basic physics of larger rocks on bottom, etc. I also laid eggcrate under my sand that my large base rocks are firmly resting on. In case you didn't know what it is, eggcrate is a light diffuser normally sold in the lighting are at hardware stores (looks like this:http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ULytuqY1uCE/TB-eSNndxeI/AAAAAAAAAO8/2C4RYoZ3PHE/s1600/eggCrate.jpg). I don't have any rock touching any part of my tank glass in the front or back. I know many do it withotu problem, but I'd rather not have any pressure points on the glass that my stack is pushing against.

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  4. NittyGritty

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    Looks good! I wish I went with a blk painted back ground, I went blue...
     
  5. MoJoe

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    Thanks, I just have one of those removable backgrounds got blue on the other side. I actually like certain shades of blue but black matches all my equipment, tank, and stand.

    I added some tips in my initial post after the fact.
     
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  7. NittyGritty

    NittyGritty Millepora

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    I picked up this Aquastik that I am supposed to be able to attach rock to rock with that will help me come up with something more exciting than a stack of rocks. Anyone use this before?
     
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    no pic, unclejed!
     
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    I see his pic just fine.
     
  11. MoJoe

    MoJoe Dragon Wrasse

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    this link gives some visuals of the slope, island, cove ideas. I also like the 2 island idea and arches: Aquarium Aquascape Design Ideas

    Check this one out, my fav aquascape ever, but you need a deeper tank:

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    NittyGritty Millepora

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    I meant Nice Pic! Anyone else out there have pics of their 55 gallon, nicely aquascaped piece of the ocean!?!