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Gumshoe218
11-19-2009, 04:51 AM
Restarted my 29 gallon a couple months ago. I decided to go with a planted community tank with a pair of Apistos. Thought I would post some pictures as the tank has progressed.

Image 1: 10/4
Image 2: 10/20
Image 3: 11/12

Northernguy
11-19-2009, 05:35 AM
Great looking tank!
I like the way you have it set up.Your plants are growing nicely!thumbs2:

dancethenparty
11-19-2009, 06:09 AM
what fish are in it?

Deleted User
11-19-2009, 10:47 AM
Beautiful thumbs2:

rich311k
11-19-2009, 11:18 AM
Very nice tank! Looks great.

Sharon
11-19-2009, 12:04 PM
thumbs2: thumbs2: thumbs2:

tetra
11-19-2009, 08:18 PM
nice looking tank, I like how the rocks stand out among the plants

Gumshoe218
01-21-2011, 03:42 PM
It's been awhile since I last updated this journal. The tank has definitely gone through some changes since I last posted.

One from November 2010 and the other January 2011.

octoxpuss
01-21-2011, 03:45 PM
Nice looking tank. I am loving the angels. You trying to breed them?

Gumshoe218
01-21-2011, 04:03 PM
No, I'm not planning on it. To be honest, I'm not even sure of the sexes of the angels. However, if they did end up breeding, it might be a fun experiment.

CassieLEO
01-21-2011, 04:09 PM
What a beautiful tank!!! Im very jealous!!! :D

Taurus
01-21-2011, 04:23 PM
What a beautiful tank!!! Im very jealous!!! :D

+1. But I harbor no jealousy though. I just want my tank to look like that! :18:

I need more rocks, but it's hard to find rocks when they are under a foot of snow.

Gumshoe218
01-22-2011, 02:48 PM
Thanks guys, I appreciate it. I got really lucky last week when I found the two nice pieces of bogroot for the tank at my LFS. I couldn't believe I found that fantastic centerpiece. I have wanted to remove the last artifical ornament for quite some time.

With the new plants and bogroot, the next up grade I want to do is add a T5 light in the future.

Gumshoe218
05-28-2011, 12:48 AM
Just started another post about this, but I'm upgrading my 29 gallon tank to a 45. Forgot I had this journal already. Upgrade will add six inches in height. The angels will love it.

Current stocking is 2 koi angels, 12 harlequin rasboras, 7 bloodfin tetras, and 6 cores.
Plants are swords and anubias.
Filter is a fluvial 305. I have a 405 that I thinking about upgrading to. If so I will reuse the media to get it going.
Substrate is a mix of mainly gravel and Eco-complete. Will transition to all Eco-complete.

Should be a fun holiday weekend project!

Gumshoe218
05-28-2011, 01:45 AM
Just filled up the 45 to make sure the seals are good. Don't want to worry about leaks! Let's see how it looks in the morning.

Gumshoe218
05-28-2011, 06:45 PM
It was a productive morning! Emptied the 45. Removed the fish from the tank and placed them in a 5 gallon bucket with a heater and air stone. Plants are in a spare 5 gallon tank. 30 has been cleaned and emptied. New tank is in place and filled with new substrate and water. The old 305 is running on the tank. 405 is too tall to fit under the tank. Need to figure that out or I'll keep the 305 and add my AC50. It's now off to the lfs to get a second heater before the ManU - Barcelona game starts!

Gumshoe218
05-28-2011, 09:36 PM
Water temp is finally good. Just tested the water.

Ph - 7.2
Ammonia - 0ppm
Nitrite - 0ppm
Nitrate - 5ppm
Kh - 3ppm
Gh - 6ppm

Gumshoe218
06-01-2011, 02:16 PM
The transition went well. Finally got a chance to download a picture of the 45. The first picture is from January 2011 and the other was just taken. Overall layout of the tank stayed the same.

JustAlex4tw
06-01-2011, 03:08 PM
Looks good! The black substrate really makes a difference.