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    This is my 10 Gallon tank. I have slowly been changing it over to planted and I am finally happy with it.

    Home to 4 Guppies, 3 Otos, 2 Ghost Shrimp and 2 RCS.

    TopFin Power Filter 10 in first pic to AquaClear 30 in second. Also an additional bar of led lights have been added.

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    Much more natural looking, good job.
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    Very nice! Live plants are so much better than fake.
    * 100gal show
    - planted w/ Crypts, Vals, Java Fern, Staurogyne repens and Amazon Swords
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    I like the transformation very much. It looks peaceful and natural. Great job! It's hard for me to see in the pics but just be sure not to put the rhizome of the Java ferns into the substrate. They should be above the substrate or they will eventually rot.
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    Loving this re-do! It looks really nice. Good tip above.
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    Very nice. May I suggest opaquing the rear panel glass? It would kill the reflections from the room behind it, and make everything in your tank stand out even more. A nice aquarium mural, or solid blue or black paint should do the job nicely. You can even make your own background and have it completely original.
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    Looks great.. nice job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mermaidwannabe View Post
    Very nice. May I suggest opaquing the rear panel glass? It would kill the reflections from the room behind it, and make everything in your tank stand out even more. A nice aquarium mural, or solid blue or black paint should do the job nicely. You can even make your own background and have it completely original.
    It looks to me like it already has a black background and the reflection is from the room in front of it, not behind. I could be wrong, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mermaidwannabe View Post
    Very nice. May I suggest opaquing the rear panel glass?
    The tank does actually have a black background. I use outdoor upholstery fabric attached by velcro so I can change it out from time to time. I am not a good photographer so I took it with an open, bright window behind me.

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