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Old 09-26-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default Gt Turbo's 10g re-scape

Hi all.

New to the whole aquascaping arena, so here is my re-scape of my 10g on my desk at work. It's a work in progress and for me it's more about the end-product. I have in my mind what i want it to look like in a few months when it matures. Please note this tank is Ultra-low tech. I recently got married and because I was on vacation/honeymoon for a total of 5 weeks my tank suffered from some neglect. Fish were fed daily but that was basically it.

1) Aqueon 10 gallon basic tank kit (Tank dimensions are 20"x10"x12", and it came with a HOB filter w and incandescent light hood)
2) Tetra mini heater, rated for a 10g tank (I'm only using this because it's in an air-conditioned office, our average daily temperatures here are around 29-31 degrees)

Aquarium gravel and Laterite

Swapped bulbs for two (2) fluorescent 6500K bulbs at 15w, comparable to a 75w incandescent.

Reusing plants that were in previously, but lasted though the rough period.
Vallisenaria- Seemingly three different types 055, 056, 056B.
Hygrophila corymbosa
Cryptocoryne wendtii
Anubias nana
Very tiny piece of elodea
And two bulbs that I bought in a pack, waiting to see if it actually they actually sprout, they are supposed to be an onion plant (Crinum thaianum) and a dwarf lily (not id'd yet)

API Leaf Zone

Tetras - 5 Aphyocharax rathbuni, 3 Paracheirodon axelrodi and 2 Paracheirodon innesi
Also 1 Xiphophorus variatus (there were a pair until recently , will take hime home to be with his siblings)

Now onto the pics.

Old setup.

Picture 011 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

What i returned to after the long vacation.

IMG_8937 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

Removal of plants and decor

IMG_8939 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

Nothing beats calcified algae and calcium deposits like Ms. Fix-It

IMG_8943 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

Poor pic of emptied tank

IMG_8946 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

Start of re-scape

IMG_8947 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

Top view

IMG_8950 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

Re-fill time

IMG_8954 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

Top view, finished scaping or replanting really, testing equipment

IMG_8972 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

Fishies acclimation, trusty heavy duty dechlorinator and liquid ferts

IMG_8983 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr


IMG_8992 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

View from Side

IMG_9001 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

Tank - 5 days later

IMG_9004 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

DIY Light fix

IMG_8964 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

Light close-up

IMG_8967 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

My office flower, that almost died but a steady diet of aquarium waste water caused this

IMG_8957 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr
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