Dream Aquascapes is a new company building and designing reef rock structures that are undeniably works of art. Made with slabs of mined limestone and attached together with sinuous pillars and curving arches of solid mortar, these reef aquarium structures are pricey but have a lot of beneficial features.
The multitiered design is prebuilt to incorporate multiple levels upon which to place corals, and mostly emanating from a large, grounded central base. These various levels and tiers are also angled towards the general front for a better view of the corals you place on them, but the real big advantage is the minimal impact on water flow this kind of structure creates.
The wide open nature of Dream Aquascapes’ limestone rock creations means there is very little rock actually obstructing the water flow throughout the aquarium. This kind of free flowing water movement is obviously great for the health of the corals, but it’s even better for the ecology of a reef aquarium, keeping detritus and waste from settling anywhere. This effect is not only a result of the continuous water movement but also because there’s such a minimal amount of rock for wastes to settle onto in the first place.
This kind of crafstmanship isn’t cheap and many might gasp at the price, but if you factor in how much less rock is needed, and the vastly superior water flow it enables throughout the aquarium, there’s actually great value in the benefits of the rock sculptures that Dream Aquascapes is offering. We’re particularly smitten with the dark versions of their rock sculptures and in this modern day of reefkeeping where the primary focus is all about the corals, having less rock to distract from the colorful polyps is a value that is hard to put a price on.