After a long period of waiting and saving, the day has finally arrived
Ive finally got time to do somehting with the fishtank thanks to a 3week holiday from uni. Well lets start things up ...
ps : I gladly accept criticism as it'll help to learn and progress with this project.
Over the weekend i was able to get my hands on a 2ft x 18" x 18" tank from a fellow hobbyist.
This 2ft tank shall be used as a temporary home for all my fish whilst i work on the aquascape.
Ok, i started the day by removing the rocks from my 4ft tank and placing it into the 2ft. here are the rocks with attached java moss.
Transferred fish to 2ft tank -
Catching the 17 congo tetras was a breeze. On the other hand, catching the 7bristlenose was difficult as they kept hidinng under the rocks and driftwood.
When i moved the rocks/driftwood, mulm from the gravel would rise n cloud everything making the job even harder.
Fishes in and loving their temporary home
Big mistake not taking out all the water from 4ft tank. Mulm from gravel arose as i was mixing in extra gravel(another inch of plain gravel).
As im wanting to keep the mulm for plants which are going to be planted, i waited for everthing to settle.
1hour of settling
2hrs of settling
I decided to take out more of the water, whilst avoiding to vacuum the mulm, so i can actually see what im doing.
I then placed rocks which i picked up from a landscaping place located in Terrey Hills, NSW. Here is a link for those who needs information:
Australian Native Landscapes :: Terrey Hills
here is a picture of the rocks i had picked up before i had placed in tank
Did u notice the blue tape ? thats the measurement for the focal point for those that didnt know
. How to get it ?
1. measure the length of the tank
2. divide that length by 2.618
3. use the resulting length and measure it from either side of the tank
front view of the rocks and focal point
side view of rockscape
topview of rockscape
final shot of the day, rockscape and substrate in place.
As for tomorrow, i'll be visitng my LFS to check out their plant stocks and i might also buy some trace element dosing bottles.
Hopefully they have got the plants which i need which are anubias (coffeefolia & nana) and a few crypts.