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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2015, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
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4G Transforms to 8g

I upgraded my 4 gallon AquaTop 4g nano to a 8g rimless AquaTop tank
First pic is of 4g before tear down after is of new tank over 2 week time
hardware
8g rimelss AquaTop tank
Aqua clear 20 filter
MarineLand led light
digital thermometer
Small power head
Flora max black substrate
red lava roks

fauna
few white cloud minos
1 oto
3 cherry shrimp

plants
Crypt undulata
Anubis petite
rotala rotundifolia
alternanthera reineckii
Rotala Macrandra Japan Red
peacock moss


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2015, 04:38 PM
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Will you reuse the curved glass smaller tank for something or sell it?
Also what is your fauna stock? I see an oto in the 4g ad I think white clouds(?) in the 8

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Oops forgot about the fish, yes there is one oto and a few white cloud minos and 3 cherry shrimp , as far as the 4g right now I am gonna keep it .


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Otos are shoaling fish and do bests in groups of 6 or more. However in that size tank they'd need supplemented with blanched veggies or feeder rocks (educed algae growth) to keep them from starving. Otos are a lot more active and less fearful when in proper groups. White clouds also do bests in groups of 6 or more, I have 12 in my 20g long and love watching them swim around ad the males display at each other.

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I Had 6 white clouds but 2 jumped out befor I got a cover and the others went missing never found bodies I plan on more otos and white clouds , right know I am using algae waffers


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Little up date on how things are growing, one of my red stem plants is growing in green I guess not enough light Moss is doing great, and the anubis is bouncing back when I put it in the tank only had 2 leaves.

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Update still no ferts and everything is growing great did get a dwarf gourami

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Update did some trimming and replanted tops of reineckii to the left

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I am trying to decide if I want to rescape the tank . Kind of getting bored with this one any suggestions how I should do it


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I think it looks great just the way it is!

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-04-2016, 03:33 AM
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It is starting to look overgrown. Looking more like a tank with plants than an aquascape.
Now that it's doesn't look so much like an aquascape, that left side just looks like a bare patch.
So yeah, from a aquatic art piece, it does look like it could use a rescape.
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