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    here is a 90 gallon that has some cool aquascaping....
    This is his start...

    More rock added...
    Sorry bout the different sizes....the last image was saved to my computer.....wasnt available through another site so I had to attach it as opposed to linking to the host server if that makes sense.....
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    Originally posted by mojoreef
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    Here is a link to the product Mike was talking about: Handy Bundler.

    Thanks for posting up some pics, Nick. When I aquascaped, I wanted there to be plenty of flow from behind the rocks. Here is a shot from above the tank showing the distance from the bottom outputs....(excuse the nasty water...the rock is curing)...
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    For reasons that scientists don't understand, the human brain likes symmetry. Symmetry to most people means that one side is the same as the other. That is actually the typical definition of symmetry.....it's just not the only one....it can also refer to balance (or proportional). If we are trying to recreate nature, it is important to be proportional and not equal.

    Here are some proportional guidelines for Aquascaping

    The photographers among us will recognize these guidelines and they can explain the rule of thirds (which closely approximate divine proportion) a lot better than I can. The mathletes among us will recognize the Fibonacci sequence. I'm not going to discuss either of these in great detail.

    Even though I live in the same city as Maxx, I can assure you we had no prior conversation regarding this thread. However, I look at the pics he provided and see a proportional aquascaping that follows the proportional rules in my link.
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    I my 135 gal tank I have the rock suspended on acrylic dowels drilled into a 1/2" plate of Acrylic. It sits on the botton under the rock and I adjust the heights and placement of the dowel to fit the shape of the rock. This is a big plus because the fish can dig under the rock without having it fall on them and also allowing water movement under them at the same time. I found that all the brittlestart like to hide under each one. Some of the fish hide out there at night to sleep.
    Does anyone glue the rock together instead of using tie raps and glue or tie rapping all the way around.
    Mike, I liked your idea of doweling to support ledge material!

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    Curt, Neat link!!!!
    Even though I live in the same city as Maxx, I can assure you we had no prior conversation regarding this thread. However, I look at the pics he provided and see a proportional aquascaping that follows the proportional rules in my link.
    Uh huh...wink wink, nudge, nudge.
    Nope, no collaboration here.
    BTW found another pic of a tank which has some interesting aquascaping. This guy also runs a homebased coral farm www.robsreef.com


    I like how his aquascaping is non traditional. Personally, I would probably widen out the base of these towers a little, but thats just me. I like the look though.
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    How does everyone chose which live rock they use? Shape, porousity, cost? What about diversity - do you want to have more than one type of rock?
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    Nikki,

    I pick out appealing shapes and colors, cost is just a minor factor in this hobby . In my minds eye I put together the tank as I collected the rock (from the box that Liveaquaria.com sent me) then I break out the hammer and chisel to make it perfect. Then I tear it down to make it better, then again to make it more stable. Finally I say thats enough and leave it.
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    This is a great topic, whew I have some reading to catch up on. I will need to look at these when I move my 100g tank.

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