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Soon t be defunked scape (in say a 3 weeks but still will be sad)

right so i heading off to Maine for two weeks then get back and have a week to get ready to go back to college. now getting to college is the fun part because one i have to pack every thing up and two i have to tare this down and get to bring it along for the 10 hour drive there. any way just though i would post pictures now to get people opinion on what to change in the scape when i set it back up. o ya the substrate will be replaced by fluorite black sand when i set it back up. and i will be youing this thread to show the tare down and re-setup.












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Where do you go to school? I am from Maine, sometimes it seems that not many people even know where Maine is...

And the tank looks great, hope it all goes well with the re-setup.
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I am from Maine, sometimes it seems that not many people even know where Maine is...
Whats maine????.......jk
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Where do you go to school? I am from Maine, sometimes it seems that not many people even know where Maine is...

And the tank looks great, hope it all goes well with the re-setup.
well just going to maine for a bit of vacation, grandparent live up there during the summer and my uncle and some close famlly friends live up there all year. it's a pretty big place but i stay in Blue Hill (sort of near Ellsworth) where are you btw?

i go to school in Richmond Indiana so driving out will be a pain Ohio will be the worst because it will be the lasy stretch i'm thinking i might stay over at a friends house insted of doing the whole day in one drive.

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Do you know the name of those cories? They are the same kind I have (I have harlequin rasboras too!) and I don't know their scientific name.

I like your tank a lot! Good luck setting it up again whenever the time comes.
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are they schwartzi corries?

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no there not. i've looked on planet cat fish and there are a few that look like them but not sure. i know when i bought them the name began with an M or something. thay are wild caught so thay could be something else. i know one of them gets really dark some times.

also there is an Atya gabonensis (vampire shrimp) in there i will try to get a picture but his usal hang out spot is really concealed.

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are they schwartzi corries?
Actually, they don't appear to be.
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lol, no one's giving you any suggestions!

Well, I love it, I think it's beautiful, but I go drooling over any tank that's heavily planted...

But I'd want to see the stems more in the back and corners of the tank so I couldn't see the tank seams anymore, and I'd try to get that beautiful anubias or anubias-like-thing up more in the front, but that's 'cause I love them. And maybe, just maybe... try to get some lower plant in the front and move those taller grassy plants to just one side of the tank in front. Like... have a carpeting plant take over one side of the front, tall grassy plants on the other side of the front.

Just a suggestion. The hardscape, etc, you'll need to think of on your own. Otherwise, fantastic looking tank. And it's even fantastic without my suggestions lol... Are you going to put the plants in a bucket with water to transport them, or are you going to pack them up in moist paper towels and plastic bags? or are you going to try to start completely from scratch?
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thanks for the sugestions the reson there is no plant there is i hacked back over there recently so it need to grow back a bit.

that grassy plant is Blyxa japonica (all of it) i get amazing growth but i have to agree with you there it defiantly needs to move. i'm think i'll use Utricularia graminifolia as a foreground it really is an interesting plant but not sure about it. as i understand it it's much like HC in it will do nothing in you're tank for a while then sudanly take off.

the plants go in bags with wet paper towels and fish go in a 5 gallon bucket. done it once and thay all survived so i should be fine going back

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Last time I moved, I simply caught my fish, put them in my water change buckets (and a couple fish got their own private suites... depending on temperaments) and then I drained all the water out, and covered the plants with wet paper towels and moved the tank with everything else in it.

I would NEVER do that again. Next time I'm taking everything out, including the substrate! the things were so heavy that it was a major pain to move them and set them up again. I nearly broke my friend's finger when trying to maneuver my 37 gallon tank into position. sheesh. Luckily that was my biggest tank...

Anyway, it sounds like you've got it all under control - that is until you get to your destination and discover you want to do a whole different kind of scape.

Good luck with your trip and your move!
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ya the substrate is the real pain thank fully i'm replacing i'm current substrate so i'm having it shipped to my school instead of bringing it along with me

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well looks like corrys could be Corydoras ambiacus but thay could be something else there are alot of corries that look vary simalier

edit: or C. delphax

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well in Maine now (long long drive) and man have i got some ideas now and i think i might try to find some good rocks or drift wood

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Where do you go to school? I am from Maine, sometimes it seems that not many people even know where Maine is...

And the tank looks great, hope it all goes well with the re-setup.

Suprising, out of all the states I've visited Maine is definitely my favorite.

Anyways, very nice tank, it's a shame it's going to be torn down. I too am moving away for college and am doing a complete tear-down. What kind of cory cats are those?
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