Comments/Suggestions on Scape?

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  1. Rob13

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    Hi guys!

    Please could I have some suggestions or comments on the following scapes? I am still new to saltwater and I am struggling to imagine coral growth say 6 months to a year down the line... These are by no means final and I am still playing around with some ideas...

    Thanks guys!

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    Aquascaping is a personal preference. What corals are you planing on keeping? Think about what you want your end product to be.
     
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    Definitely! I just want another set of eyes so to speak...

    Wanting to start off with some softies and LPS, nothing too hectic (not to say I wouldn't consider SPS later on). Ideally I would like to avoid corals on the substrate and would obviously love most of the rock to be covered by corals...
     
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    Then I would say first scape if you wanna go sps and second scape if you want lps and softies. Just my 2c. Oh and in time you will place corals on the substrate as you won't have enough space for everything nice you see:tt2:
     
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    Do you say that based on the fact that the first scape is higher and will place the SPS closer to the light? Hahaha yes I am assuming that is what will happen :m87:
     
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    I prefer scape 2. Not much difference in height but more space for coral placement. Panicles looks nice but the sides of it is dead space as the corals on top will cause too much shade.
     
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    Thanks @mariusmeyer! I am leaning towards scape 2 so far as well but will need to recreate it in the tank which never happens... I hope that I will still see my fish with all the holes/caves...
     
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    it is for planted gear but works the same for live rock and coral, imo tho.

    Don't forget, if you are going like an sps, leather or something that grows upward, to leave it growth space.
     
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    Rob13 Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Thanks for the advice @zippy! Trying to follow the rule of thirds but don't know if I have been successful...

    I know a lot of people saying you do not want a wall of rock... Is this too much rock? Does it look like a wall?

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    I think the scape looks good. I would maybe remove the rock on the top left since there is not much space above it to put any light loving coral.
     
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    Hi rob13 imo that looks very good
     
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    that is stunning, wowsers
     
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    I will try and see what this looks like... Thanks @mariusmeyer!

    Thanks for the kind words guys... Tank is getting there! Will hopefully be done with the scape and ready to add the sand by the weekend...
     
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