GlenFish

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Looks very promising, classic iwagumi look. What plants are you using?
 

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loving the simplicity, the layout looks good, once growth out will look even better. li do love dragon stones but can be a bit of pain to keep clean.
 
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Thanks for the interest and replies
During my reefing period (Robertus-reeftanks) I always did very sophisticated reefs scapes.

Now I go for a clean setup and for simplicity.
And simplicity is, if done well, a very powerful thing.

If anyone has any suggestions or remarks, please give them.


I'l keep you all updated.

Grt,

Robertus.
 

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Hi Robertus - loved your reef tanks, welcome to the aquascaping world, I've recently joined myself - want to gain a different perspective on this hobby before going back to my reefs.
 
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I'm not digging the small rock in the middle. It looks like the nose of a mole rat and the two large stones are its ears. Also, the right side stone looks like it's falling over; the two platforms on it make it look like it should be placed perfectly vertical.
 
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I hope you don't mind the suggestion.
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The height and placement of the rocks aren't perfect - the tall rock should probably be slightly higher and the small one should be placed differently - but overall it's better balanced and stable in my opinion.
 
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Thank you for your reply.
Glad you wrote down your vision on my hardscape.
Also thanks for your own suggestion for a setup with these stones.

A hardscape is always a personal interpretation of beauty, style, harmony etc.
I came to my setup after many hours of trying to place these stones in accordance with my personality and i am happy with the final setup.
 

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I think the final set up is perfect. Vertically would just look too symmetrical.
Its looking lovely. Even nice enough to go on the ukaps facebook ;)
 

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Have to agree, I’m with the Robertus version which I think looks fantastic. I reckon the other mock-up looks far too artificial to my eye.
 
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Thx for the reactions.

Saw this one today near the front window during and made a pic of it:


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Color of quickly growing HCC becoming better and better:

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