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5ft Angel community ~ RESCAPED

I finished the 5ft rescape today. Started last night about 8pm Friday (17th April 09) night, pulled up at 2am Sat morning (pulling plants, catching fish, draining water, removing old substrate, fully cleaning tank, getting wood just how i wanted it *L*, put in layer of laterite and dino duno, wash new gravel and put in). Started again around 8am finished around 4ish (adding 350 litres of water by the cup full, sorting and planting, clean filter and get the 'darn' thing to go again *L*, turn heater on) so approx 14 hours of work, but i love it lol

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Clean tank and playing with wood to get it where i like it


After laterite, dino dung and gravel added


Still planting, so only 4ft T8 light running


Finished ~ T8's and T5's running


Now i'm just waiting for it to come upto temperature before adding some fish in.

The cories will not be returning (shocking for digging and knocking out new plants), nor the yoyo loaches (diggers, and i dont want them messing my substrate *L*) the yoyos will be traded for other fish for the tank.

Oh and a suprise *L* I bought a very large peppermint bristlenose male months ago, hadnt seen it since i put it in there...thankfully it is still alive and i am VERY happy to see him!!!
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-24-2009, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Sunday 19th April 09 ~ Water is clearing, scuse reflections on glass in spots, i had room lights on (OH working in here *L*)

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Looks good. I like the Angels too.

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Awesome, awesome 'scape!
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Very nice looking. Can you fill in the details when you have time? What did you use for 'gravel'? Once whetted it blends really well with the wood.

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Gorgeous! It looks really similar to the way I am re-doing my tank, actually. I love the angels and the driftwood. How many gallons is the tank?
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sunfire99 ~ Thank you, yes angels would be one of my favorites

Jack Gilvey ~ Thanx

yikesjason ~ There are 7 currently, though more may be added if i find some suitable

wkndracer ~ Details

Capacity: ~ 350 litres or approx 90gal

Substrate: ~ Thin layer of API laterite, Dino Dung in heavier planter areas, then all topped with a layer of plain black 6mm gravel

Plants: ~ Val, Java fern, Thin java fern, Various swords, Various anubias, A. Crispis, Crypts & Blyxa (more plants to be added over time)

Fertz: ~ Will start dosing Dino Spit in a few weeks (a carbon source)

Lighting: ~ Dalbarb double 4ft T8 (2x40W) & Hagan GLO 2ft T5 (one each side, so 1x24W) makes approx 1WPG of lighting over the tank

Occupents: 7 angels, 2 Clown loaches, 1 Redtail shark, 4 Otos, 5 common BN, 1 Bronze cory (he will not be staying, once i can catch the little sod *L*), 3 Cherry barbs & ? Riffle shrimp (more various stock to come)

Ruach HaChai ~ Thank you The tank is approx 90gal (a bit over)
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I like that! looks nice.

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speedie408 & Dragonflyx2 ~ Thanx you
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very nice, I have five footer as well, i like your lay out, any pics of the fish?
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skratikins ~ thank you, yep i have individual pics of all my angels

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An updated pic ~ scuse the flash mark, i'll get a better pic when i got more time



I'll be adding a bit more gravel for depth, if the loaches ruffle the current gravel in some places they a rewarded with a clay cloud (from the dino dung)
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Newest pic ~ taken today
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