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Is "because I think I can do better" just cause for tearing a tank down and starting over?
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I think it is.

How serious a tear down?

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I'm considering a complete tear down. I can't tell if this almost irresistible urge to redo the whole tank is a result of artistic inspiration or some other deep-seated psychological need to start fresh (otherwise known as anal retentivness).

In any event, it is only ten gallons. One afternoon at the most. (Or so I tell myself. And my fish.)
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Go for it.

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I'm about to do the same.......Take out all the way to the gravel. Start with new substrate and work myself back up with some of the same plants and same wood.
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I have 4 tanks, i have done a complete renovation on each at least a couple times. my african tank is next, went to a stone company a few weeks ago and bought a rack of slate for the project.

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Go for it.
But. who am I to say, I have tanks that have been humming for the last 9 years.

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I'm constantly changing layouts in my tank. I don't usually keep the same layout for more than 1 or 2 years at most, unless I'm really happy with it, or just plain lazy.

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I would base it on the size of the tank. 10 gal... sure! If you plan everything beforehand, in a day you should be able to finish it all up. I wouldn't want to tear down my 100 gal tank, redecorating yes, but taking everything out, no thanks...

Planning to do the same with my 10 gal tank... the "mountains" I had originally imagined are completely covered with Javamoss, so I will be collecting larger rocks, and also use river sand instead off the black beauty substrate for a more natural look, and get rid of the AC Mini. I only hesitate because the Glosso just about covers the ground, and pulling that out again will hurt (me).


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