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    Default help! I'm in a rutt.

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    Hi all,

    I have had my 60G tank set up for quite a few years now however I have moved from several rental houses in that time. I have kept the same 3 hardscape focuses being two rocks and a beautiful piece of driftwood that adds a lot to the look and feel of the tank as well as hiding places for the fish to feel safe.

    Over the years I have had a variety of fish and because of the moves I have lost some along the way.

    Currently I have 6 black widow tetras, 2 Congo tetras (have lost three recently - cause unknown) 1 eel catfish, 1 kissing gourami (roughly 15cm long) and a gorgeous Pleco about 25 cm long. I have also got some giant Ambuila plants and a java fern.

    Now to get out of the rutt!

    I am interested in the prospect of changing the tank environment. But I need some advice and ideas. All I want to keep the same is the driftwood and the plants even if it means moving the plants to another location within the tank. The rocks don't have to be used in the tank.

    I don't have C02 which may impact on the plants I use in the aquascape.

    I'm really excited to talk about ideas and plans with anyone interested.


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    Pics would help :)
    3x75 gallons|2x55 gallons|2x50 gallons|3x40 gallons|1x29 gallon|1x10 gallon

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    Not sure how crazy you want to get, but a few small changes would change the look quite a bit.

    New/different substrate would change it up, remove one of the rocks and find different sized ones to put in instead, to change up the height a bit. Move some plants towards the front glass, or add new ones suited to being in the middle.

    Even a different colour background would give it a different look.

    These are just a couple thoughts, I'm sure Jenn will have some much better ideas!

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    Definately going to find different rocks and change up the size of the new ones. im not sure what substrate I want to go with yet If I do change it.
    I know I want to make more use of the foreground, mid and back with layering plants I just have to find plants to suit these spaces.

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    Change the substrate to perhaps some black sand...Black Diamond 20-40 blasting grit is awesome. Move the wood further to the left so it is off center...ditch the rock you have currently for some smaller rock in a grey tone. Pile them around the piece of wood. Plant some tall plants along the back wall, put some crypts in the middle, anubias in the cracks of the rock. Done
    3x75 gallons|2x55 gallons|2x50 gallons|3x40 gallons|1x29 gallon|1x10 gallon

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    Cheers for the ideas. Its really appreciated hearing other peoples ideas and opinions after having the tank set up like this for so many years.


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