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Okay here is the start of my mushroom , zoa, and paly dominated reef. It is a 36 inch long 65 gallon tank. Equipment is a CPR HOB refugium with built in skimmer, an AC 70 and an AC 110. 165 watt led light fixture and about 80 pounds of live rock. This first picture is just mollies and the newly added GSP rock. Adding things once per week. Waiting on a custom piece from JT Acrylics to hide the pump and hose.

 

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They are hiding powerheads. Should I still move them? Why is it not a good idea to have them like that? Thanks.
 

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There is one on each end pointing behind the rock work to create movement behind the rock as I thought you should not have spots with little flow. There is an AC 70 on one end and an AC110 on the other end. I can add more powerheads if you think I need them.
 

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filters and return pumps don't really add into the equation when talking about flow. Yes there is a bit of flow, but not the same type of flow as a powerhead would do.

Very nice start.
 

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You will never be able to clean the sides of your tank with the rocks leaning on it.
I would reaquascape and you can still hide the powerheads within the rock work if you want too? However, in my opinion I would just attach the powerheads to the glass and have them pointed towards the rock work where they should be. You want a constant movement in the tank to keep the substrate and rocks clean.

BTW, what kind of substrate is that?
 

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Yes, it looks to be good. You just have to be able to get a glass cleaner all around the sides the tank. Better for flow too.
 

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Wow that didnt take long to fill up ! Now you need a bigger tank. Looks great btw Like the rock scape this way better than at first. Congrats!
 

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some of the pieces came out of my reef tank that my dad had bought even before he got his tank so that helped to fill things up fast
 

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The tank now as things keep growing and filling in. It is a softy dominated tank to be sure but I really like the movement over SPS.



 
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