Aqua - Scaping

Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by Duri, 19 Apr 2011.

  1. Duri

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    So who can scape good here?

    anyone bored ;) ?

    I want an awesome aquascape...

    :whistling:
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi duri! Best to take a look at some of the members tanks to get some ideas hey. The idea is to have sufficient swimming space for fish, enough place for corals to grow and to make sure flow gets around the rock work.
     
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    Yeah plus you want it to be what you invision for your tank to be.
     
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    this my friend is the hardest part of reefing :)
     
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    Hmmm... IMHO Whatever you set it out to be, it will change as it grows. Then you get a coral that you want in a certain spot and next minute its not compatible to another due to stinging cells, etc and you change it again... eventually you come up with something that looks awesome, but be prepared to change it in the beginning...
    Also remember, the rocks you putty together will become one big rock and difficult to change once set...;)
     
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    True. If you want I have an archive of reef tanks you can browse through. Just bring a hard drive along coz the files are quite big
     
  8. Duri

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    pm me your addy etc:thumbup:

    I do not really want to pretley any rock together... my tank is narrow (30cm) and 1.6m long and 60cm high:whistling:
     
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    30cm? realy thats sure to make scaping evan more difficult....
     
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    if your tank is that thin then try to use pvc pipes. Personally I think its best to combine different methods
     
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  12. Duri

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    replied;)

    pvc pipes how?
     
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    Thats the fun part...

    You need Live rock or Base rock, a drilling machine, some pvc pipes, pratley putty and lots of cable ties...

    You make a base using say a plastic paint tin lid... (Or the wife's favourite tupperware dish lid);)

    You drill holes in the lid, pvc pipe and attach the pipe vertically. Then you pre-arrange your rock around the vertical pipe to look more or less the way you want it, drill the rock and the pvc pipe and attach them all together with the cable ties... the putty can then be used to secure parts that are to be secured permanently... and voila you have a branching tree made of rock... check out my threads and you will see how I made a "Bonsai"..... and it was my first attempt, so no points scored... :blush:
     
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    :thumbup: will check it out... do you have a link to your thread?
     
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    Base rock is good as you can scape it our of the tank and glue it how you want with pratleys. This allows more gravity defying rockwork
     
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    ok so base rock is sand rock? or can it be any rock?
     
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