View Full Version : aquascaping help
05-12-2007, 08:56 PM
Well title says it all. Need some serious help with my aquascaping. I had everything pretty well set, then all of asudden, rocks started shifting, and corals fell over... never a good thing. See pic of my tank below. THinking a need some more rock...
You can search for aquascaping threads where people show off their results.
Some rules of thumb:
Start your foundation well within the sand (even on the glass bottom), or sand may shift, undermining the entire structure.
Large, irregular pieces work better, but sometimes you have to work with what you've got.
As you place each piece, be sure there are at least three points of good contact, and press it in place to verify the stability of the foundation.
Open rockwork leaves lots of channels for fish to swim or hide. For example. your left side looks nicer than your right side.
Arches work well if your rock inventory allows it.
Islands or arced walls are visually more interesting than a straight wall.
Be patient! Keep playing until you can't see through the sand storm. And then play some more the next day.
05-12-2007, 10:17 PM
Also, to keep things together, you can drill holes (get a concrete/masonry bit from Home Depot) and put acrylic rod in to join two (or more) pieces together.
You can use the handle from a window blind, also from HD, for acrylic rod. The one near me has two sizes of window blind handles - one is 3/8", the other is 1/4". For joining rocks, the 1/4" is probably fine.
05-12-2007, 11:47 PM
Here's a nice example from Marc's website (look at the home page and wait a few seconds for the demo to play)
05-13-2007, 10:34 AM
hey i have just the cure for you. come to sea world pets and purchase up to a pound of live rock per gallon. you will recive 1 dollar off per pound for anything over 20 lbs, also if you carry a vip card you will get a lion stamp punched wich will save you additional money in the long run up to 10%. another thing is if you carry a brs id card you will recieve 10% off your purchase. your pic apears ok but it looks like its in need of some new rock. please come see us at sea world and we will help you design a new aquascape, as we have a display table specifically for new aquascape designs.yout tank looks large and it will look amazing when you complete it.
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