Aquascaping to Match a Certain Reef Zone


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Where can I find reference information and pictures of different reef zones or certain types of coral/reef fish communities. My thought is to match my tank aquascape and livestock to a certain part of the reef or a reef type of a part of the world.


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If you want a natural look, just aquascape with your eyes closed. Randomness is the essence of naturalness!

happy reefin'


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Eric Borneman's book Aquarium Corals, does a pretty good job illustrating the different reef zones, however you'd need a truly GIANT aquarium to effectively reproduce any of them (reef wall, reef flat, upper reef slope, etc.). You'll have better luck trying to mimic a specific reef location (atlantic, pacific, red sea) through selection of species.