Which décor for my aquarium? example: aquarium 40′ x 24′ x 24′

Part 2 of the article “Which décor for my aquarium?” , here is a concrete example.

You will find other examples on this page, classified by size of aquariums : Exemples/aquariums récifaux.

Alain

On  22-11-2013 Alain C. wrote

Hello

Sorry for asking, but I’m lost with all your items.
I’d like to start a reef aquarium beginning of next year (size 100x 60 x 60 cm / 40’x24’x24′)

Feeling concerned with ecology,to limit sedimentation and to have a light decor, I’d like to limit the quantity of wild live rocks.
I’ am right if I use only  10 kg of live rocks together with your Aquaroches (in the tank and in the sump)?

My main question is: can you help me to choose a décor for this tank?
For example, I can’t tell if rock 9007, in the middle of the aquarium is too big or not?
9007 in the middle and 2 pilars with eco reef plates…
Or just pilars with eco reef plates…I don’t know…
or something else?

Could you help me, maybe with a quick design with codes of rocks?

I thank you in advance

Kind regards

Alain

I forgot the weir on the left back side. I thought I could use rock 0954

Think that’s all

 

Aquaroche

Le 25/11/2013 18:02, Aquaroche a écrit :

Hi  Alain

Don’t apologize, it’s normal to ask questions.

Here some photos with the example you suggested: 0954 in the angle
1 pillar 0848 and a central rock 9306.
If we use rock 9007, it can be good but a little too big and you loose the possibility of changing positions of the different rocks that you have with smaller rocks.

For these 3 rocks, dry weight is about 18 kg, wet around 22 kg

Your 360 litres aquarium needs at least 36 kg of active rocks (this is when considering 10 % of aquarium volume)
You can add a complement (minimum 14/15 kilos) of wild rocks, or new eco reef plates or colonised eco reef plates.
You would also need some eco reef plates to ling the different rocks (bridges) and to create overhangs.

kind regards
Laurence

Alain

Le 26/11/2013 09:55, AC. wrote :

Hi Laurence

First I want to thank you for your precse information and the photos, really great !

I was just asking if you could be kind enough to do some more with other rocks?
After thinking about the project, it’s evolving…

As the weir in the left angle is 15 x 25cm, I’d rather see a rock with an angle such as 9516,

bring 9306 in the middle closer to the rear glas and pillar more in the right corner in the front.

The idea is to create 2 different blocks with a sort of beach between them to give a depth effect (in yellow on my design)

You see what I mean?


I noticed these rocks, but maybe you have other ideas or suggestions? choice is open.

I wonder if size of theserocks is appropriate, maybe pillar 0848 is too high and 0838 would be sufficient?

height of water level: 54/55 cm (21’/22′)

Thanks forthe information on the additional rocks, I’ll take colonised eco reef plates*.

*In France colonisation of our rocks is made at "La Ferme de Corail".

Aquaroche

Le 26/11/2013 15:14, Aquaroche wrote:

Hi Alain
Here pictures with 9516 in the angle and 0838 instead of 0848.


It’s not as high as with 0954.
Personnaly I like it : You can change positions of rocks and eco reef plates and have more possibilities.
Quantity is sufficient if you want to keep free areas…

Kind regards
Laurence

Alain

Thank you Laurence !!

Really perfect ! Exactly what I wanted to do !

Now I know exactly what I’m going to do when 2 days ago I was still lost….

Thanks for your kindness and service.
I ‘ll be pleased if you use my request and design on your website, hoping this will help the community.

I’m realy happy;-)

Which décor for my aquarium?

Here some elements to be able to prepare a décor for your aquarium.

Dimensions of the aquarium:

  • Length
  • Width
  • Height

For the footprint of the décor, consider each dimension less 5 centimetres on each side for maintenance and cleaning of the glass.

Situation in the room, number of visible sides

Most aquariums have 3 visible sides, with 1 big side against a wall, but some are different:

Aquarium in a wall: 1 side.

Aquarium visible on all sides, very often square or round aquariums.

Aquarium separating two rooms, with 2 small sides against the wall or just one.

Aquarium in an angle.

Each type of aquariums brings a different type of décor.

Free accesses on the top of the aquarium

Take care of the free accesses between the strengthening pieces.

For aquariums integrated in a wall, think that you’ll have to bring your accessories and rocks over the aquarium.

We made a special big décor for a very large aquarium ( 6 meters long, 1 meter wide et 2 meters high) with elements that had to be under 30 cm as the way was very narrow. Not very easy for people who set up this décor!
Aquarium 6 m x 1 m x h 2 m, passage disponible 30 cm

Weirs and different materials

You have to take their dimensions and position into account to imagine your décor, same for tubes.

Design

Prepare a design with 1 cm for 10 cm, then it’s easier to have the right proportions: front view and top view
Then design the main lines of your décor.

Exemple de plan

Choose your rocks

Depending on the type of aquarium (fresh water, cichlid fish, reef aquarium,  fish only…,) choose your décor:

  • central décors with many ways
  • grottoes
  • arches
  • platiers
  • backgrounds

Eliminate all décors that are too high or too big:
For a 50 cm high  aquarium, the tallest piece will be under 45 cm.

See catalogue and  examples.

 

 

 

Search by item (code or name)

To find easily a rock or decor, using its name or code, here a new “search” tool.

You have heard about one of our rock
but don’t know where to find it:

Either in  “catalogue  menu”, or directly in the widget on the right: Catalogue / search:
In the “search” box, write name (example : pillar) or code (example: 0838) and enter.

You get the item file with category.

Then, for more information, go to “Our decors” and choose the right category.

 

For general information on an item, use the “search” box at the top of page, under “language”.

A “short” catalogue can be downloaded in “Download

Decors for big aquariums

NewFor very big aquariums, we created this new range,

“XL decors”

ideally adapted for tanks:

  • over 2 meters length,
  • over 90 cm width
  • height from 70 cm to 2 meters.

It’s a system of large rocks that you can pile up or thread on tubes (diameter 63 mm) to build big structures.

Décor central - H:140 cm

Feel free to play with the different shapes to create reef aquascapes, with “platiers”, overhangs, bridges and steps for corals.

Enregistrer

 

Acroporock system

New system of interchangeable  and modular décor, very light, with a stable basis, with a lot of cups for your corals and coral frags: “acroporock system.”

acroporock - set 9710

Vidéo by  Gui-M, who first tested our acroporocks:

For the moment, 2 sets are available:

décor for a 66 gallons aquarium, at least 28″ long and 16″ wide:
Acroporock set “9710” for 66 Gallons aquariums

décor for a 92 to 105 gallons aquarium, at least 36″ long and 20″ wide
Acroporock set “9720” for 92 to105 Gallons aquariums

Tested by Vin

Dear Aquaroche,
I recently purchased one of you ceramic designs 9710 which had multiple places to add frags or in fact large colonies across the arms. This product is excellent and would recommend to any reefer. The design of the 9710 allowed me to choose a number of scape’s, allowing me to get the best view from my tank as well as allowing me easy access to keep the tank clean/maintained. I will be purchasing some more for sure. I’m now looking into the 9238 Arch-Pillar with some shelves. Added this rock has kept my mind at easy not only with critters coming into the tank but keeping the worlds reefs safe as well. This takes the work out of cutting rock and scaping aquariums.

Fully recommended.

Vin
ACROPOROCKS interzoo 2014-fr

Acroporock base - 9706 Dimensions
(cm)
Weight
(kg)
Product
Code
[Gencod]
Notes
Base where you can cantilever other acroporock elements -180°
with holes for tubes diameter 12 mm
H 25 - 30 - 20 4,2 9706 [3594986097064]
Small acroporock base - 9705 Dimensions
(cm)
Weight
(kg)
Product
Code
[Gencod]
Notes
Base where you can cantilever other elements -180°
with holes for tubes diameter 12 mm
H 17 - 25 - 17 2,4 9705 [3594986097057]
Acroporock base - 9716 Dimensions
(cm)
Weight
(kg)
Product
Code
[Gencod]
Notes
Base where you can cantilever other acroporock elements -
with holes for tubes diameter 12 mm
360° / 4 visibles sides
H 29 cm x 28 x 28 cm 5 9716 [3594986097163]
Cup for coral - 9771 Dimensions
(cm)
Weight
(kg)
Product
Code
[Gencod]
Notes
Cup with tube, can be used on branches , to put a coral or a coral frag About 11 cm 0,300 9771 [3594986097712]

Sold with tube -varied shapes - left or right
Set 9776 Dimensions
(cm)
Weight
(kg)
Product
Code
[Gencod]
Notes
Set of 6 cups Unit : about 11 cm 1,8 9776 [3594986697769]

Collection of 6 cups for corals, shapes can vary.
Branch 9772 - 12 cm Dimensions
(cm)
Weight
(kg)
Product
Code
[Gencod]
Notes
This shape is used between the base rock and the cups, can hold 2 cups or can be linked to another "Y"
"Y" 12 cm
12 0,450 9772 [3594986197726]

Sold without tube - left or right
Branch 9773 Dimensions
(cm)
Weight
(kg)
Product
Code
[Gencod]
Notes
This shape is used between the base rock and the cups, can hold 2 cups or can be linked to another "Y"
18 cm
18 cm 0,650 9773 [3594986197733]

Sold without tube - left or right
Branch 9774 Dimensions
(cm)
Weight
(kg)
Product
Code
[Gencod]
Notes
Branch 25 cm
This shape is used between the base rock and the cups, can hold 3 cups or can be linked to another "Y"
25 cm 1,3 9774 [3594986197740]

Sold without tube
Set for décor: approx. 60 x 35 x 35 cm Dimensions
(cm)
Weight
(kg)
Product
Code
[Gencod]
Notes
Contains: 1 rock 9705 + 4 "Y" 12 cm + 10 cups + tubes code 9100 For décor: approx.60 x 35 x 35 7,4 9710 [3594986997104]

Varied shapes, dimensions can vary
Set for décor: approx. 75 x 35 x 35 cm Dimensions
(cm)
Weight
(kg)
Product
Code
[Gencod]
Notes
Contains: 1 base 9706 + 5 "Y" 12 cm + 2 "Y" 18 cm + 14 cups + tubes code 9200 For décor: approx. 75 x 35 x 35 11 9720 [3594986997203]
Set of tubes - 9100 Dimensions
(cm)
Weight
(kg)
Product
Code
[Gencod]
Notes
Tubes for setting up or connecting acroporocks
Tubes - diameter 12 mm:
9 cm long : 4 pieces
4,5 cm long: 4 pieces
Set of 4 tubes 9 cm and 4 tubes 4,5 cm 9100 [3594986691002]

To link acroporock elements
Set of tubes - 9200 Dimensions
(cm)
Weight
(kg)
Product
Code
[Gencod]
Notes
Tubes for setting up or connecting acroporocks
Tubes - diameter 12 mm:
9 cm long : 7 pieces
4,5 cm long: 7 pieces
Set of 7 tubes 9 cm and 7 tubes 4,5 cm 9200 [3594986692009]

To link acroporock elements