RSS Leonardo’s Apogon Reef is online and looking fine

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    Leonardo’s Apogon Reef is the long awaited sequel coral aquarium from Dutch reef aquarist Leo Den Breejen. Ever since the infamous Formosa Forest aquarium we’ve been chomping at the bit to learn what Leo would do next. Leonardo’s been working on Apogon Reef for well over a year since he first shared some info on how he wanted the specially built aquarium. The new pictures of Apogon Reef show a masterful aquascape with a beautiful slope of Acropora colonies which will hopefully grow into a beautiful SPS slope.


    The large boulder Faviid rain coral looks a little out of place in this scenery, there must be some reason for its placement (which totally works)Sure enough, that same bowling ball of a coral is visible in shots of Apogon Reef’s predecessor. We’ve warmed up to Leo’s use of the balling method and that wonderful bare-bottom brings tears of joy to our eyes.*Check out some more of this well-conceived coral dominated aquarium on Leonardo’s Reef.
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    The "Minimalistic" concept on this Design doesn't really work for me..:blush:
     
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    IF it wasn't bare bottom I would have liked it.
     
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    Looks like an LFS tank...."want to buy some corals" :p
     
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    I am working on something that is Bare bottom atm, still deciding on if i like it
     
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    Just came here to post exactly that.
     
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    Its gona look awsome with a shallow sandbed.
     
  9. Monti

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    I think you guys are smoking something. Give that tank a year or so as is to grow in and it will be perfection. Super clean. Also note, no carbon dosing or anything- just bare bottom, lots of flow and strong skimming. I think most people would kill for corals like that.
     
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    Its not the corals we're on about. They are beautiful. Its about the bare bottom which makes it look like something in a LFS.

    A shallow clean sand bed would look amazing in a tank like that.
     
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    Corals aint everything i'm afraid... maybe to some tho...
     
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    Agree with @Monti but a little sand in there would have made it looking even better.
     
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    It's absolutely awesome. Even now already, but once it grows out a bit, it'll be even better. That's the art of minimalism, creating the feeling of a reef without detracting with clutter.
     
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    Exactly broder- this tank is about being a piece of art, not necessarily looking like a natural reef. And anyway, no such thing as a glassbox filled with gadgets being a natural reef. What this tank would also show is how easy it is to keep sps (for those who have the bug) when you don't complicate things with sand beds, excessive live rock etc.
     
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    Yup Monti.... It's like bonsai. You're not trying to grow a massive and ancient tree in a pot. You're trying to capture the essence in miniature.
     
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