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msn711
01/28/2008, 04:06 PM
I re-aquascaped while finishing off a battle with cyano. In person, I kinda like the open, not a tank full of rock, look, but then I looked at the pictures, and thought "rather empty."

Any thoughts? Suggestions?

I have plenty of extra LR in the sump. Should I re-scape again, adding more LR to the display, or should I leave it as is?

Before:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a211/msn711/100_1983.jpg

Now:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a211/msn711/100_2283.jpg

And

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a211/msn711/100_2266.jpg

Twz
01/28/2008, 04:09 PM
i really like how it was before just because it hides the ugly box's =S

kar93
01/28/2008, 04:10 PM
I Think it looks more natural rather than a big "blob of rock". More space for coral growth etc.

SuperAWE
01/28/2008, 04:32 PM
Maybe make one side a bit higher than the other side to throw off the symmetry. It will also allow you to put some high light requirement corals on there.

Shekki
01/28/2008, 04:38 PM
+1 for one high side.

scotmc
01/28/2008, 04:45 PM
Imo, you on the right track when you first started. I would had added some caves to give it more of 3D look. Now, it's rather fat ,with no depth.

ledford1
01/28/2008, 05:43 PM
I like what you're going for in the second attempt, creating islands with passages/valleys between stacks. But to add more visual interest, I wouldn't keep your stacks all the same height. Vary the height of your stacks, and I think you'd like it more.

That's my opinion.

electricbluelizzy
01/28/2008, 07:36 PM
Try propping up or leaning your large rocks with small rocks - seems counterintuitive but its really more stable and interesting IME.

I agree with one stack higher / larger than the other(s), and caves are always cool.

Also think about foreground and background pieces, instead of having it all in a straight line, like having one wide, tall island leaning toward the back, and one small island closer to the front.

msn711
01/28/2008, 07:38 PM
Thanks everyone. I will try adding some height to one side and see what I come up with.