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post #1 of 10 Old 06-01-2010, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
29gal Make Over

Ive decided to start my tanks makeover today. Today I Will finish removing the dead plants and swap out the substrate. I will post pics and keep everyone updated .
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post #2 of 10 Old 06-01-2010, 11:41 AM
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look forward to seeing how you get on.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #3 of 10 Old 06-01-2010, 11:47 AM
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Sounds like work! :D But I can't wait to see the progress. :)
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post #4 of 10 Old 06-01-2010, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
Ok here are some pics for the progress.

-Water 80% water has been drained
-Plants have been removed and put into a temporary bucket with old tank water
-Fish are split up into two 5 gal water jugs temporarily that have been treated and r ready to be mixed into the tank.
-my leopard gecko watching me do all this.
-The water got real dirty when i was scraping out the gravel im debating draining all of that.
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File Type: jpg Tank Emptying 2.jpg (104.5 KB, 32 views)
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post #5 of 10 Old 06-01-2010, 05:13 PM
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looks like you're doing well,and what a cute gecko.
what are you changing the substrate too ?

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #6 of 10 Old 06-01-2010, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
The substrate was switched to a more natural brown rock looking one. I also have a piece of driftwood sitting in a bucket right now, hopefully it will be ready in a few days to put into the tank. Ill post a pic soon.

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post #7 of 10 Old 09-24-2010, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
Wow sorry its been so long since i last posted (my father got very ill) on this, my tank is still not finished however it has come along way since i last posted. Im currently still ordering a few plants to finish off the tank and i will be completly finished.
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post #8 of 10 Old 09-24-2010, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
My background first, and then thats with the background on it. The gravel was completly changed from the original multicolor blue green and red, to a more natural looking gravel. The pictures look bad because it was taking from my cell phone. The tank looks alot better in person. I ended up draining 90% of the water and cleaned the glass of the tank. The tank then sat for a while, during this time i retested all the ph and ammonia. im looking into buying a few more plants for the foreground. please feel free to comment, i appreciate advise as well on any plants you think would look nice.
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post #9 of 10 Old 09-24-2010, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
better pic
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post #10 of 10 Old 09-24-2010, 11:49 PM
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Nice, I think your tank looks great! (I hope your father is feeling better!)

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