Aquascape help!

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  1. dirtrider225

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    Everything but plumbing is ordered or has arrived so now i am starting the prep for the build, and actually my LEAST favorite part.. Aquascaping.

    Building a 48x30x20 tank, have about 90lbs or so of rock to work with.
    50lbs reefcleaners.org rock (similar to marco rock)
    ~15 lbs brs fiji
    ~20 lbs brs pukani

    The tank will have sand and i will be drilling the rock and using acrylic rods inside. I will NOT be going SPS dominant, likely anemones and lps will fill most of the tank with some softies as well. With that said, there will be around 10-15 different sps pieces, mostly older ORA pieces.

    Here is what i put together so far, with the idea of the back left structure to be strictly bubble tip anemeones, and the front left structure to be the base for my Frogspawn/hammer corals. The larger right structure will be home to everything else.

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    Last photo is extra rock i can use as well. Nothing is attached here, just stacked
     
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    Assuming you are adding frags I'm thinking two ideas but aren't necessary because it looks good as is.

    1) Use the small pieces stacked strategically so that when corals grow out you can easily remove them for more space, fragging, etc.
    2) Use the small pieces drilled into the side of a stack to create a Pride rock overhang which doubles as a removable ledge for items on top.
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    That is one of my big concerns with this aquascape, If i have to tear the large right structure apart it would be a pain. I was hoping i could make it "Modular" somehow so in the event i need to remove rockwork for one reason or another it would be easy to do.
     
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    I recently did a modular design like you mentioned and really like it so far

    Even helps with cleaning, move an island a little here, a little there
     
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    Do you have any updated photos of how you ended up setting up the tank?
     
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    I dont, the tank was custom and wont arrive until march 20th
     

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