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30 gallon rebuild

well the day has come and gone in witch i had to tare down my tank and take it on a jurney from Lebanon NJ to Richmond IN. any way the ride when rather smooth, other than one side of my face and body getting sunburned. but i think the tank turned out pretty well. it still has alot of empty space that i plan to fill in with but i think it looks better than it did.

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I like what you did with the blyxa in the middle.
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Sweet, I like it better now than before. I also think the dual lights look cool lol

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ya i think it looks good this way, i need to grown in a foreground and work on the right side a bit. but i just looked back at my first scape of this tank and i must say i've come a long way i think.

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May I suggest cleaning the outside of the front glass on your tank lol

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lol ya meaning to do that maybe after the water change tomorrow. (i for got how hard the water is here going to mix in some RO water some time)

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well here's a quick update on the tank. took out some plants to simplified the tank a bit.



also what is this plant?


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Wow that Blyxa is amazing

What's that plant in the front left? Creeping Jenny?

That mystery plant is Eichhornia diversifolia

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I really like it

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well it likes my tank apparently. and thanks

also the plant in the front left is ammania sp. 'bonsai' i really like it and is easy to deal with.

and thanks to every one. any ideas to fill up space in the back grounds


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also here are some close up shots of the left and right side of the tank.

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I've kept E. diversifolia, it's a great plant.
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Looks excellent!


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thanks. i'm really happy because my last two RCS decided to breed so i have a good colony started. still feel like i need some type of center piece fish in there but am uncertain. would like something small and something that wont eat my shrimp so suggestions welcome. also what would you guys think would be a good plant to add a bit more red in there?

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really nice looking tank! It's simple and gorgeous


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