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  1. #1

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    Default I quit y'all...the fish win


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    You know, I am the first to admit I am not the best at scaping a tank, but I think I am going to take this personal now. When I first set up my 120 gallon for Texas cichlids it looked like this.


    Not the most amazing scape, but it doesn't suck either

    Then I changed it to this. It's not as blurry in real life.


    Again, not the best, but not bad either.

    Then I raided some of the plants for a different tank, and the tank looked like this.


    Since then I have planted and replanted and planted some more, but the fish insist, this is how the tank should look...



    I give up, they win. They are the ones who have to live in it and if they want a tank that looks like a barren wasteland with one small sword and a big pile of sand in the middle and none on the right side and algae covered glass, then so be it.








    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Three cheers for fish that speak their minds - and another three cheers for the fish owner who can respect that! LOL
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

  3. #3

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    Eh it works out for you the barren look is really easy to maintain.
    20G High-Tech Planted|50G High-Tech Planted|50G Goldfish Tank|56G Column Low-Tech Planted

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    Looks about right. LOL When I would wake up in the morning, my plants would all be floating. That's a pretty nice hill they have there in the front.

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    With that sort of scaping you could hire them out to do groundworks for people
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Actually, I think both you and your fish have some pretty good aqua scaping skills.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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  7. #7

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    this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass cheers - Fishhook Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass 
    No Message - Fishhook beeeeeeeer! - Sandz Bottoms up! (even though you don't drink, lol) - Slaphppy7 We miss you... - Compass thank you for the filter! - RiversGirl 
    for the fun game! - SeaLady Thank you very very much!! - Compass Love the games. Thank you :) - rebecca_finny TGIF! - showmebutterfly Thanks for your help & points. - metweezer 

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    Thanks everyone.
    Andreah, I'm not so sure I am listening to the fish lol...more like giving up. There is just no reasoning with them and they refuse to compromise.
    Jenn, you are right, it is much easier, but I still wish I could put my hands in the tank.
    Lady Hobbs, I wish I had kept count for how many times I put that hill back in the corner. They have removed all the sand from the front corner and filled in the caves in the back corner.
    I guess to a Texas cichlid this is what is considered a nice place to raise the children. But it's driving me nuts.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    I feel your pain. I gave up on scaping my 100g a long time ago
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  9. #9

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    Hey you can't argue with Mother Nature. I think it looks good like that.

    Liters to Gallons conversion calculator

    "Keeping fish for any period of time doesn't make you experienced if you're doing it wrong. What does, is acknowledging those mistakes and learning from them." ~Aeonflame
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    your argument is invalid." ~Mommy1


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    Doesn't everyone's tank look like that?
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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