Aquascaping for 900mm Cube

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  1. Manic

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    Hey everyone,

    I need some ideas for aquascaping. The tank is 900mm x 900mm x 600mm (high). I have no idea what to do with the aquascaping. The only thing I know is that I want a minimalist look. Don't want the whole tank full of live rock. I'm still going to buy the base rock and I have around 40Kg's of live rock to play around with, since I'm going to be hand picking the base rock I can pretty much go with any scaping ideas that are out there. I'm also going to drill the live/base rock and place rods inside it to keep them in place. Here are some pics of tanks that I like. Any other pictures of some cool scaping will be apreciated.

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    Tank 2:

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    Tank 3:

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    Also keep in mind that the tank will be sps dominated.
     
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  3. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    I like tank 3
     
  4. Ridwaan

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    I like tank 1...and thats what im aiming for in my new setup...I love the bonsai look
     
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    I like tank 2!

    I think the scape will beautifully show off the nice fish and there will be plenty of space to add corals. I think it is an awesome scape. Really nice.

    Good luck with the tank build.
     
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    tank 1 is really cool...love that look.
     
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    I've been leaning towards tank 1 for about 4 months now. Really love this look but I might incorporate some of the other tanks into it. Anyone else got some inspiring aquascapes.
     
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    for me - 2 and 3, but 3 more ;)
     
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    Bonsai!!!!!
     
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    Tank 3 for me! Definitely!
     
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    Tank 4...:yeahdude:

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    hehe... :lol::lol::lol:


    all the tanks above look fantastic.. take you pick sweetnsour, its all personal preference..
     
  13. Manic

    Manic Thread Starter Moderator

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    I like the aquascaping. This is your tank right? I'm thinking a mix of tank 1 and tank 4, should look awesome.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Nah - I still LOVE tank 3!
     
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    ya it is...

    to be honest, i think my tank is a little crowded...

    and what i have learnt is that leaving alot more room than you think inbetween the glass and rockwork looks better... it gives a neater and cleaner look...

    the problem is that in real life a reef is a mess...
    everything is growing in and around everything else...

    the minimalist look in tank 1 looks great, but unnatural..
    in setting up a tank like tank 1 the issue is seeing a great coral and buying it... thats when the clutter starts in a tank.. and destroys the tank 1 look...
     
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    Furbz I do have to admit your tank is definitely one of the great looking cubes around.
    But im still leaning towards tanks 1 for the shear space and for tank 2 for the great coral placement.

    I'm also at the moment looking at re scaping my tank due to the corals I now have.

    Manic can't wait to see what you come up with man.

    Eish tank 1 will very hard to do.
     
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    Tank 1 is pretty easy to do actually. You just need to build the entire rock structure outside of the tank. Thats why I'm probably gonna use base rock for this section as I'll have all the time I need to build this section out the water.

    I'm not gonna copy tank 1 exactly, hopefully when I see all the rocks in front of me I'll think of something cool. Definitely wanna leave large open spaces of sand.

    This tank would also be cool but then you have to pack the rocks on the glass and I'm not doing that:

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    Now THIS is really something special! I would just LOVE to have my tank this way!
     
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    Or this:

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    NOW you starting to get the picture! THIS is what I call AMAZING scaping!
     
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    What kind of rods do you use? I'm still struggling with my aquascaping...my biggest problem is that the rocks don't feel very stable! How can I improve that?

    The last two tanks are beautifull, and it is more natural than the bonsai!
     
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