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    Mel
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    Aquascaping / rock design

    Hey all,

    I had to move my 90 gallon so I took the opportunity to go with a sand SSB rather than a clear bottom. Now it's time to place all that rock in the tank and I am about as decorative as a bull in a china shop. I'd rather steal someone else's rock layout, is there an easier way to see the most tank shots I can without filtering through all the pics available around the net?

    I've been away for a while and it's good to be back!


    Mel.

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    Good to have you back Mel!

    Its hard to locate full tank pictures. I used Google and RC research FTS when planning how I want my tanks to look. It hard to actually get the look you want because every rock is different. Try to make pillars instead of the "rock wall" because it allows more water flow around the rock.

    We are hosting another MASO meet n greet next month, drop by if you got the time!

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    Mel
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    That was quick! I will look up the MASO details and thanks for the welcome back.

    The tank is largely viewable from the front and side this time so I will have a mini beach at the front corner. I don't want the rock to dominate the back wall but it will touch it periodically for support I believe as I'd like it to hide the overflow in the centre on the back wall. I have lots of rock from large to small so hopefully I can get lucky and drop them in and look decent at the same time.

    I'll post a quick pic when it's up.

    Mel.

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    Anthony Calfo recommended that you leave at least enough room for your hand to move freely between the back pane and your rock. This will greatly increase the water flow.
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    Mel
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    I'll take that advice for sure. I'm off to stack some rock as it isn't getting done by itself as I stare at this laptop!

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