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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-18-2009, 04:10 AM Thread Starter
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I've rescaped my 5ft Angel tank

I finished the 5ft rescape today. Started last night about 8pm Friday night, pulled up at 2am Sat morning (pulling plants, catching fish, draining water, removing old substrate, fully cleaning tank, getting wood just how i wanted it *L*, put in layer of laterite and dino duno, wash new gravel and put in). Started again around 8am finished around 4ish (adding 350 litres of water by the cup full, sorting and planting, clean filter and get the 'darn' thing to go again *L*, turn heater on) so approx 14 hours of work, but i love it lol

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Clean tank and playing with wood to get it where i like it


After laterite, dino dung and gravel added


Still planting, so only 4ft T8 light running


Finished ~ T8's and T5's running


Now i'm just waiting for it to come upto temperature before adding some fish in.

The cories will not be returning (shocking for digging and knocking out new plants), now the yoyo loaches (diggers, and i dont want them messing my substrate *L*), nor the larger clown loaches (just started punching holes in my plant leaves), i'm going to trade these for smaller clown loaches (small enough to do no harm!

Oh and a suprise *L* I bought a very large peppermint bristlenose male months ago, hadnt seen it since i put it in there...thankfully it is still alive and i am VERY happy to see him!!!

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So cool! I love the wood, im glad your fishy is ok, I cant believe you forgot him
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Thank you.

Oh i didnt forget him, he just never came out *L* Adonis is shy it seems *L*

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Water is clearing, scuse reflections on glass in spots, i had room lights on (OH working in here *L*)


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Wow, it looks better when you see it properly like that, you did an amazing job!
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New pic ~ Scuse the flash glare was in a hurry when i took pic

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Updated pic ~ tank now 8 weeks old


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8 Angels (3 breeding pairs)
2 Clown loaches
4 Otos
6 Peppermint BN
5 Common BN
1 Redtail shark
1 Bronze cory
3 Cherry barbs

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Wow thats awesome! x

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Thank you Cazsamps

I've now added 3 new Clown loaches & a Long nose whiptail

A pic of Mr Whippy (though maybe a Mrs *L*)

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Wow thats awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Beatiful! I looove planted tanks


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Tank is now 5months old, and in need of major plant maintenance. I'm loathe to touch it though, cause plants need moving and that is bound to stir up the laterite and dino dung under the gravel *L* But it is starting to get to me now, so prolly in a week or so i'll tackle it!

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It still looks very cool


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Looks very nice. We have a 10 gallon fish tank but, looks nothing like yours. Are your plants real?

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Thank you both

bbradley08 ~ All the plants are real

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