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Originally posted by bstuver bstuver wrote:

Originally posted by SGH360 SGH360 wrote:

what kind of lights are you running?


It is a 2x 250w halides and 2 not sure on watts T5 fixture.
 
Jackie, is it (2) 250 watt pendants, or a single MH-T5 fixture?


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I guess I take it as "looks awful" in function, not form. But maybe that is because that is what I think. I think it could function better but I don't think it's bad looking. I wish people would criticize my setups that much.
I was reading recently about how a few people took half the rock out of there display and it was the best thing they ever did. It opens it up and benefits both form and function.
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Yea as I stated before this is the first run and yes I more than likely will be taking some rock out I am just trying to get what I like.

The light is a 29" fixture that has the 2 250w halides and 2- T5
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So what better way could I scape it? I am thinking I might just do like a center island so there is flow through the back and front. This is what I was going to do in the first place but for the life of me couldn't remember what I had plannedLOL I still plan to have my zoas/mushrooms along the bottom as most of the tanks I have seen this is what I like.
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When I had my corner I did to small islands towards the side and left the middle fairly open. The goal for flow was to place my powerheads and returns so that the water was pushed out along the sides, went along the front the returned in the middle. I don't think I ever achieved it but I never had dead spots.

p.s. Aesthetically I really like open tanks as well.
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Originally posted by Luckedout Luckedout wrote:

When I had my corner I did to small islands towards the side and left the middle fairly open. The goal for flow was to place my powerheads and returns so that the water was pushed out along the sides, went along the front the returned in the middle. I don't think I ever achieved it but I never had dead spots.

p.s. Aesthetically I really like open tanks as well.


Hmm ok, well I will try a few different things and see how I like it. I like open tanks as well but I have a lot of coral which is why I keep salt water so I need some amount of rock for all of it and places where things won't kill each other.
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Al that matters is that you are happ with it, I think it looks good
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I'm ok with it, I will get it looking how I want it;) It will just take me a bit!
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I just now saw this thread.  Jackie- I like it a lot.  I saw the pics and thought "wow nice looking tank"
 
Mark- what is your deal?  I really wish you could travel with us to more fish events.... and meet people who do things better than you.
 
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Wow thank you! I rearranged things tonight and actually like it better than I had it, I will post a new pic on the first thread tomorrow when everything is not ticked off at me.
Mark still won't like it as I have a ton of zoas and mushrooms on the bottom and I know he hates that but I am looking for it to fill in with all the mushroom and zoo growth.
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I don't "hate" it. I just haven't learned to communicate with kindness. What madreefer said about form and function is exactly what I would liked to have written. Thanks Jesse.Thumbs Up

Jackie, your tank has beautiful color, the stand and hood included. It also has lots of gorgeous coral. I don't "hate" any of that. I like it all. (I kick myself for not saying that right at first.)

The function of flow is more important than anything. The flow across the LS is critical because that is where more than 50% of filtration occurs. If we can maximize the flow across all the rock surfaces(front, back, sides) and across the sand our tank will continue to perform well and look fantastic for many years. Without that function, the tank may look good for 6 months. Well maybe a year.Smile

Adam, I too wish I could do that. Cry I've grown old and stagnant.


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hey all.
I  can completely understand the Lack of Suddelty from Mark.
I have been building Custom Cars for 25 years(thats where the BuilderofDreams comes from) and have done the exact same thing to others that Mark has done.Its is not done out of Ignorance it is done to Help.There is no room for Suddelty in my profession.We inform for the over all quality of the project regardless of what of others feelings.I have been doing this so long that ya lose the fact that others have feeling,when they have work so hard and to the best of thier abilities,just to be told that is  far from right(not implying  that the stacking of rocks is incorrect,not my place).I took what Mark had told me and appied it to the best of my ability,Good enough, well will see.Mark was concerned with the LongTerm of the Tank and so was i.So with all that said i think that maybe Mark and I will be a little more Suddel about how we present our selfs and others abilities.Mark thanks for your help on my Tank.Also check out the last post on my 150 gallon of Madness and let me know what ya think..Thanks Again.
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I checked back to see if you'd updated the pics, but I just noticed the stand. I was too busy trying to see what corals and whatnot were in the tank and didn't notice it, but I really like it. You don't see too many white stands and I think it really really works with the colors put off by the tank. Very clean looking as well. 
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Thanks guys. I understand what you are saying builderofdreams however almost every post from Mark I see is one telling people they have done something wrong. And to me Adam saying that it worked well and looked good in my opinion is whos advise I would take as he is in Marine ecology.
Luckedout thanks, it started out as the oak color that lots of tanks come in but I can't stand that color so I did it to match the room it is in. I really like it!


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K I removed some more rock and made kind of a tripod for the rocks to sit on. I am really liking it now! There is tons of flow through the tank and a lot of open area.



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Very pretty. Do those caves connect and allow the fish to swim all around under the rocks?
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Originally posted by MadReefer MadReefer wrote:

Very pretty. Do those caves connect and allow the fish to swim all around under the rocks?


Yep they go all the way through to the back:)
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Looking awesome Jackie, keep it up!
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Nice, I really like the new aquascape.
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