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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-04-2009, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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180l Bowfront Rescape

For a while now I've wanted to redo my first tank using what I've learned since I started fiddling with plants in the aquarium, and this bank holiday weekend finally provided the opportunity.

This is the new setup:
Tank: 3' 180l Fluval Venezia Bowfront
Filtration: Fluval 305 and Fluval U3
Substrate: Tetra Complete Plant Substrate topped with Eco Complete
Ferts: 1/2 EI + EasyCarbo
Lighting: 1.5 WPG T5

Java Fern
Cryptocoryne Wendtii
Cryptocoryne Willisii
Cryptocoryne ???????
Marsilea Quadrifolia
Vallisneria Spiralis
Fissidens Fontanus

So, it looked like this to start with (partway through getting the water out). It had become a bit of a plant nursery while I got my 100G set up.

A little while later, all the fish and shrimp were in buckets with a heater and airstone, and all the plants and wood were out. The gravel was taken out and chucked and replaced with a bottom layer of Tetra Complete

Then in go the new wood and rocks, with the Java Fern and Fissidens already attached, and then the Eco-Complete

Then all the rest of the plants go in. Not convinced I broke up the Marsilea enough, may have to revisit that.

And then finally, the water is readded and the fish go back in.

I'll post more pictures when the bubbles have cleared and you can properly see what's in there! Thanks for reading.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-04-2009, 11:41 PM
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I think that the tank looks good so far. maybe get some pictures without the flash and bubbles on the glass. a nice way to take pictures of the tank is with all the lights off in the room except the tank.


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. Where I could, I did that - obviously in the middle of the rescape with no light over the tank, I had to use the flash.

And now the bubbles have cleared.

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