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Thread: A Tank Reborn

  1. Default A Tank Reborn


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    I had a great planted tank. I was having great luck even with a black thumb. At the beginning of this year I had surgery on my hand an am just beginning to use it again. This left tank maintenance one of the lower priorities and it got to looking pretty pathetic.

    Finally the other day the pump burned out and while setting the new one up I noticed one of my gourami's trying to build a nest. I've never been a real fan of fake plants, but no stores sell any plants of a decent size around here, and it looks like I may be back down to one hand for a while soon. I figured fake plants are better than nothing. I kept what live plants I could salvage and fertilized. Then threw in the rest and moved things around a little to stop the gouramis from fighting. They love the bamboo you see on the right. I'm going to have to get more.

    It could be a lot better, but at least it's not sad to look at anymore. Here it is before and after. The original planted tank is in my photo gallery.
    20140619 Before sm.jpg
    After
    20140619 After sm.jpg

  2. #2

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    Thanks!!! - steeler58 Happy Mother's Day! - Slaphppy7 For 7,000 posts!! - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - steeler58 For working with new fish keepers! Outstanding this month. - Taurus 
    Just Because - Surfdog A round for the fallen this Memorial Day weekend. - Compass I had no cup, so I put it on a bun... - Slaphppy7 You are amazing! So smart and giving. - SeaLady Can't give you any more rep, but well said! - steeler58 
    Thank again!! You seem to enjoy your coffee. - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - Compass 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 

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    Nice transformation. It doesn't look bad at all now.
    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.


  3. #3

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    Have another tetra, you need more fish anyway :) - steeler58 Good advice on the Flame tetra, I can't rep you any more, so have a "cherry barb" - steeler58 Now you have 15! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Have a Cory!! - steeler58 
    Good Luck - pRED Sorry about the betta - Slaphppy7 to your next Betta - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 Chin-up - Cliff 
    sorry for your loss. - cm12setx T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Enjoy the 4th my friend! - Taurus Sharring my winnings - steeler58 Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny 
    for giving a catfish its first taste of human. - cm12setx pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie For being MOTM - steeler58 looking forward to more rapid river videos - showmebutterfly A little late, but congrats MOTM! - Slaphppy7 

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    I'll agree, that's pretty sharp! Hope your hand get's better soon. Water changes and the like are probably a pain then. =/
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    Looking good.

    All of my tanks have live plants except the last one I set up. It's a 40B and I was transferring a couple of silver dollars to this tank along with some other tetras. Since the SD's are only good with a limited number of plant varieties, I decided to go with silk plants, and saved one really large anubias. I'm actually happy with how it turned out.

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    have a cyber-miller for 9,000 posts! - steeler58 it has been a rough work week and it's 5'o clock somewhere - cm12setx Because bunnies are good in threes. - KevinVA Oh Oh... they're multiplying!!! - fishmommie Back atcha! - KevinVA 
    Back at you,  good sir! - Compass I'm glad somebody's keeping this "old tradition" alive :) - steeler58 Here's to the 4th and nose hair fiascos! - Taurus got otos - cm12setx otos -- yay - RiversGirl 
    Oto - SeaLady Heres to getting the fish we like and the 4th of July wich was nice enough to be on a friday! - steeler58 Using some of my winnings on friends and you probably could use some coffee :) - steeler58 So very sorry :( - steeler58 TGIF! May the good Lord be with you and your family Matt. - Taurus 
    Have a cyber-miller and forget about "trolls" first person I saw that did not like you, LOL!! - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie welcome back from vacation - showmebutterfly Congrats on 10,000 brother! - KevinVA Have another for reaching 10,000 posts!! - steeler58 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

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    Nice re-birth of a tank!.....I'm in SE Texas, too, good to hear from one of the locals!

    I ordered my plants from here, very healthy specimens, and they sent extra plants: http://www.plantedaquariumscentral.com/
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal

  6. #6

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    Have another tetra, you need more fish anyway :) - steeler58 Good advice on the Flame tetra, I can't rep you any more, so have a "cherry barb" - steeler58 Now you have 15! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Have a Cory!! - steeler58 
    Good Luck - pRED Sorry about the betta - Slaphppy7 to your next Betta - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 Chin-up - Cliff 
    sorry for your loss. - cm12setx T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Enjoy the 4th my friend! - Taurus Sharring my winnings - steeler58 Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny 
    for giving a catfish its first taste of human. - cm12setx pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie For being MOTM - steeler58 looking forward to more rapid river videos - showmebutterfly A little late, but congrats MOTM! - Slaphppy7 

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    Or... you know.... you could just PM our esteemed member Triton and get some really good plants at unbeatable prices. ;)
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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