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07-22-2015 10:14 AM
theericafish
Sideshot of the 20
07-20-2015 12:40 PM
theericafish Did some trimming today. All the critters seem happier.
07-18-2015 02:27 AM
theericafish
Amano shrimp in the 10g which is pretty much a jungle tank now.
07-16-2015 01:40 AM
theericafish I've been thinking about upgrading to a 29g for a while and the soil is about 2 years old so probably time for a complete redo someday. Lots of work in that though :x. I wanted to consolidate the 3 tanks into a 40b but the effort haha..
07-12-2015 12:34 PM
WaterLife Do a complete rescape? I see you have done a ton of different layouts, but there is still more out there. Take a look at some youtube aquascape convention vids or google pics for some other ideas. Maybe one of those scapes with a pathway leading into the distance, or a piece of wood making a arch way or a "tree of life" or two opposing mountains (grassy hills or some stone), or one of those right angle layouts with a branch in one corner type of deals. Or even make a underwater waterfall from a rocky mountain.

Ohh, how about the back wall be a rock dead-drop cliff dropping down into a valley of green haha.

or...or..OR! you could get another new tank Petco and I think PetSmart are having the $1 per gallon sales right now. Get you another tank with a new variety of colorful fish.
From what I've heard it is safe to remove the top plastic trim from 20 gallon tanks and under, that way you have a rimless tank (unless you don't like seeing the water line)

Just some thoughts for motivation.
Not sure if you dose C02 or not, if not maybe try a little DIY one for starts to get more red plants going. Anyways, they all your scapes look great, only if mine looked half as good, haha. You got a talent with planted tanks, keep it going.
07-12-2015 11:56 AM
theericafish I need some motivation to update this journal. Tank is really overgrown right now.
05-13-2015 12:15 PM
theericafish Thanks. Just did a trim on the 20 today. Trying to weed out older stems and replace with the new growth. Hydrocotyl finally growing in a good position.

I'm using finnex fugeray on my 10/5g right on the tank and ray2 on the 20l about 13inches off the substrate. The square plastic on top of the tank blocks out a little bit of light aswell. Ray2 a bit much for lower tanks I feel fugeray or planted plus would have been ok too. In the smaller tanks I let a lot of floaters grow to keep it low light.
05-12-2015 02:01 PM
geekdad Very lush tanks. What's your lighting?
05-12-2015 11:20 AM
andrewss the tanks look wonderful!
05-12-2015 09:45 AM
theericafish Some recent shots. Still haven't trimmed since moving, growing out some stems to work with.




04-17-2015 05:59 AM
theericafish Move went well. Hardest tank to move was the 20 since it was full of plants. has a slightly different scape now that I'm digging. Plants are growing back from a phase of no ferts and really low maintenance.
04-08-2015 06:59 AM
theericafish In the process of moving the tanks right now. The 10g already made it to the new house. Everybody survived the short move(about 10min drive). Removed filters and lights, took out the flag fish then drained the water to about 2inches above the substrate then lifted the tank carefully onto a piece of wood then carried that to the car and drove extremely slow. Did not remove any hardscape from the tank at all.

I'm planning to do a light rescape of the 20g upon moving since I have been neglecting the tanks a little bit lately. I also used fenbenzadol to kill planaria in the 5g which seems to have worked well.

Hoping all goes well.
03-07-2015 07:03 AM
theericafish Decided to whip out the camera and tripod..



03-07-2015 02:44 AM
theericafish
Got the co2 adjusted back to a better flow rate after I had disconnected it to weigh the tank. Did a little trimming and replanting.

Crappy cell photo
03-03-2015 09:05 AM
theericafish Weighted the c02 tank to see if a refill was needed and after almost 2 years it still has 4lbs of co2 in it. 10# tank surprised its lasting this long.
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