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Cool 29 gallon w/ manzanita burl **update 10/5 - new pics!**

It's been almost a year since I set up my first planted tank, and I finally got around to adding a hardscape. I got this nice burl from Rich (manzanita.com). It was a little too big, so I cut it in half with a Sawzall to make two pieces. Man is this stuff dense. It felt like I was cutting rock!

After soaking the wood for about 4 weeks, I removed all of my plants and vacuumed the substrate pretty good. Did a few water changes to reduce the NH4 that I stirred up, and rescaped my tank.

I know it would look better if the foreground was less busy, but I'm still in the collectoritis stage, and this is my only tank! I have to keep one of everything. I'm also anxious for the background to grow in a bit.

Here are some photos:

Before:



After:







Comments welcome!


Here is the plant list:

Alternanthera reineckii "roseafolia"
Bacopa sp. Colorata "pink"
Blyxa Japonica
Cryptocoryne balansae
Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia
Echinodorus sp. from Sao Paulo
Fissidens fontanus
Hydrocotyle leucocephala
Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
Hydrocotyle vulgaris
Hygrophila corymbosa "Angustifolia"
Micromenia sp.
Murdannia spirata
Pogostemon stellatus "narrow leaf"
Polygonum sp.
Purple bamboo
Riccia fluitans
Rotala macrandra var green
Rotala sp. "mini"
Rotala sp. from Goias


Fauna:

1 Blue gourami
4 Corydoras hastatus
2 Cardinal tetras
1 Cherry barb
3 Otocinclus cats

Last edited by turbowagon; 10-05-2007 at 04:35 PM.
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