Texas Holey Rock & Driftwood Hardscape

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  1. A201

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    A few of my African Cichlids are getting big, mean & territorial. To solve the problem I just did a hardscape re-do. I removed two big unholey Texas Holey Rocks / Limestone, and replaced it with a solo 50 lb. very holey THR. (The big white rock in the pic). I also dug out several big pieces of Maylasian driftwood from storage to add to the existing Manzanita DW. (Yes driftwood is safe in an African Cichlid tank if the water is sufficiently buffered). The new scape worked like a charm, turning down the heat on excessive aggression.
    I know total rock reef hardscapes are the norm for African Cichlids, but IMO driftwood really tops off just about any aquarium aquascape.
    There's really is no rhyme or reason to my hardscape design. The rocks are really big and I just squeezed them in where I could. The driftwood was positioned to break up line of sight. If you see anywhere I can improve the arrangement let me know. 20190217_213301.
     
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    Looks good!
     
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