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That's a very nice growth of coral.Thumbs Up
My comments regarding your tank will be exactly what I recommend for so many other tanks.
You have a marvelous opportunity to improve the flow and the aquascaping to increase the health and beauty of this tank now and in the long term.
Come to the Mountainwest Reef Fest so I can show you what I mean.  Here is an example and we can discuss this further then or now:


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Now i see what you mean.The less rock physically touching the sand the better.Really Hard with literally all the rock haveing some form of coral on it.

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I was in a hurry this morning.
Moving rock up off the sand is not so hard. Small pieces of clean Utah Rock set in the sand can support larger pieces of LR.
The more open the sand, the better it can do it's job. LS is about 50% of the tanks filtration.

The other thing is flow. See those powerheads and the return nozzle aiming down? We have discovered that pointing water streams up toward the surfaqce is a much better way to oxygenate the tank and also is a better use of water flow. Move the powerheads down close to the sand and aim them diagonally up at the water surface, even hitting each other at the top center. Goosneck the return nozzles up so they make the surface ripple. The two main powerheads in the tank above are hidden. The center powerhead is a "Poormans Wavemaker" Big smile
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Well here is what i came up with.
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i thought i heard mention of a check not a gold star. Thanks for all the help
 
 
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I usually do this for free, but I'll accept your check. Wink
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Those tanks are Beautiful!
Here is what a customer said while on hold Oh my gosh! Did you open the door? I told you not to open the door. Dre is in here completely naked and he's got freak'n Macaroni and Cheese in his hands.
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Love the new rock work!
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amazing pic, the anemone stands out looks like its neon color
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Thanks to Mark for all the Help and Advice i reconstructed the rock work and also since i can now see more of the gravel-sand i was using.I felt that this would be the icing on the cake.I added 70 pounds of live sand over a course of two days.Now the System is Complete.

Thanks again Mark,could not have done it with out you.Thumbs Up
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Looks great! Clap
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I am truly impressed by how you took my suggestions and the pic of my old tank and came up with aquascaping that opens it up beautifully. The way you have placed rocks jutting out over the sand is wonderful. I know how hard it is not to fill every hole with another rock or coral, but you did it. There is both beautiful form and function.Clap

If you don't mind, I'll make one other comment. Notice how the top of the reef structure creates an almost straight horizontal line. It's hard to make that line crooked by creating saddles, peaks and valleys but it sure looks more natural and artistic, if you know what I mean.

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