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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-30-2015, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Rescaped 55g

Hey guys. I was getting a little tired of my previous setup and thought it needed a change. Fish seem much happier and have more room to swim. Before and after photos!








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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-30-2015, 11:18 AM
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I actually prefer the before look!

Just the off centered-ness of the new layout looks kinda weird to me.

That is a very complementing Angelfish in that tank though! It's colors just go with the tank.
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I have to agree the before set up looked better imo. None the less nice tank plants are
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I liked how bushy the plants were getting, but the fish just weren't having much room to swim, especially the angel.

There's not too much you can do with a 55, but I just thought I'd try this. I see a lot of people with an open section and some wood off to the side.

Fish are much happier, just not sure I 100% like it yet myself. Thanks!

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Try turning the wood on different sides to see if you like the other "looks". Especially on it's side so it's not as tall and the angel has more room.
I've seen other put the wood in the corner (your large piece upside down) so it looks like part of a tree with it's roots growing down into the substrate (but I understand if the plants on the wood are already rooted onto it)

Or just buy more wood!
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I think the wood arrangement would look better on the left side, with the main stump about in front of the intake pipe, and the smaller piece next to it same way it is now. This would create a pleasing slope going from the focal point into the rest of the tank.

The way it is now draws the focus to the main piece, and then off to the right, which leaves the whole left 2/3's of the tank as sort of a detached afterthought.


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Redid it again today to see how I like it. The loaches love it. Also removed the raspboras.

Also a shot of my redone 20g rcs/qt tank.




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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-10-2015, 01:26 AM
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Looks great both ways but I like the first pic the best


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