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post #16 of 190 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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Did another major rescape today. Pic is on first post Progress 6.
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post #17 of 190 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Some more photos:


I love my anubias. Just got 3 new shoots.


No idea what are these...


Another angle


The unseen part - my tetras love to hang out down here


Yep, Im done DIYing CO2 diffuser and bought a proper one. Waaayyyy better.
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What do you guys think of my tank? any thing i can do more to make it better?
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post #19 of 190 (permalink) Old 08-06-2011, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Nobody? Come on guys, be brutal if you must... need feedback!
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post #20 of 190 (permalink) Old 08-07-2011, 08:25 PM
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I hate to tell you, but I think your tank is pretty much "done". You're probably near the max bioload and it looks like your plants are filling in nicely.

If you want to do something, the oto could probably use a friend or two. You might have to find a home for the one of the other schools though. I'm not sure what your filter can handle as I think you have a typo in listing it as "1000L/m". That's less than most fire hoses.
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post #21 of 190 (permalink) Old 08-08-2011, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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Ahaha.. i think it should be 1000L/h.

what i meant is, in terms of arrangement of the plants/scaping... any plants should be moved elsewhere? or, perhaps I should change the DW? or, maybe add some sand at some area?
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Plants/scaping looks good to me, but I'm probably not a good source for that. If you wanted it to fill in faster, you probably have enough co2/light that fertilizers would help it grow.
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I just added a few more cardinal tetras. now i have 11 tetras! (5 cardinal, 3 green, 3 normal neon). I hate to see them hiding all the time.. now with 11 tetras, they flock together nicely out in the open.

also added some dwarf grass. I tried both HC and Glosso but failed. I guess dwarf HG should be more hardy?

Here's how the tank is now. Im lovin it.
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Share some new photo after minor rescape and added some "island" gravels.



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Beautiful tank, plants and shots
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Thanks 2in10.
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post #27 of 190 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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I have just finished moving my tank from old house to new house. I drained out all the water, captured all fish and put in plastic bags... I did not remove plants though. Then just transport it with my car to my new house. After all is set up, I refill the water and I was like "wait a minute.... where's my oto?" yup..... I totally forgot about him and he was buried inside the gravel when I drained the water...

After setting up at my new house, the gravel and soil kinda mixed up a little bit. But still salvageable. 1 day later, 1 of the tetra died.. probably due to the stress while being transported, not really sure. The rest are doing well till today (its been 1 week since I moved the tank).

Here's some photo... (i have yet to find a suitable cabinet for the tank, so it now sits on the flloor).



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Saw your thread about no one posting in your journals. That sucks... Well here you go...

I've been away from this site for a few months (okay two years) and yours is the first tank I've looked at in a while.

I think it looks great. Healthy plants, clean layout, equipment is well hidden, good clear photos. What's not to like? I'm jealous. Keep up the good work. I think you could use some small stones to make a cascading plateau effect and it would add some depth. Sort of like a little wall creating an elevated portion of substrate.

Some small reddish/ brown/ maybe copper colored crypts would look great in there too.

I have let all 4 of my tanks go to crap since we had a baby 18 months ago, and I think your little tank here is the inspiration I needed to get one of them back in shape. Pat yourself on the back! I'm off to the swap n shop!

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Wow, I wasn't feeling your first rescape. I'm so glad you rescaped it again a second time. I liked that one much more. Great start!
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Saw your thread about no one posting in your journals. That sucks... Well here you go...

I've been away from this site for a few months (okay two years) and yours is the first tank I've looked at in a while.

I think it looks great. Healthy plants, clean layout, equipment is well hidden, good clear photos. What's not to like? I'm jealous. Keep up the good work. I think you could use some small stones to make a cascading plateau effect and it would add some depth. Sort of like a little wall creating an elevated portion of substrate.

Some small reddish/ brown/ maybe copper colored crypts would look great in there too.


I have let all 4 of my tanks go to crap since we had a baby 18 months ago, and I think your little tank here is the inspiration I needed to get one of them back in shape. Pat yourself on the back! I'm off to the swap n shop!
Hey, thanks for the nice words! Your suggestions are great as well... I am visualizing them and I think you are right.

Btw, congrats on your baby.
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