Changing/adding substrate (with pictures)
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Beginner Planted Aquarium » Changing/adding substrate (with pictures)

Changing/adding substrate (with pictures)

This is a discussion on Changing/adding substrate (with pictures) within the Beginner Planted Aquarium forums, part of the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium category; --> Last week I had a few days off from work so I took the opportunity to move about 25 lbs of Flourite from an ...

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Changing/adding substrate (with pictures)
Old 07-27-2008, 02:36 AM   #1
 
Changing/adding substrate (with pictures)

Last week I had a few days off from work so I took the opportunity to move about 25 lbs of Flourite from an unoccupied tank into my main plant project tank. I snapped a few pics during the process and thought I'd post them in the thread in case any of you wanted to know just what I'd been up to. I'm sure if I went about this any right or wrong way, it's just the way that worked out best for my situation. So here goes:

The tank:
Before


Occupied by ten rosy barbs, six giant danios, five emerald green catfish, one clown pleco and one golden mystery snail. The lovely occupants of the tank spent their afternoon here:



A guard dog was also retained for the security of the fish:



It still took a lot of persuasion to get everyone out of the tank, but it did eventually happen. I had to drain it down to about three inches of water before I caught that last giant danio. All of the decorations and plants were placed in tank water in separate containers to wait out the remodel. Here are some of the plants (ludwigia and cabomba):



The old gravel went into two large dishpans, also with tank water:



With the old gravel out, I added in the Flourite:



Then, realizing that water + camera = bad, I have fewer pictures of the next stages, through the magic of the internet we reach the final stage. I added back the old gravel on top of the Flourite, for aesthetics. Then I broke up my bunch plants and filled in the back of the aquarium first, then planted across the front with my crypts.

And for the reveal:

After
Ashkat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2008, 07:39 PM   #2
Alf
 
the after looks much better than the before. good job!
Alf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Changing my Substrate. FishySuzy Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 9 04-20-2010 11:31 AM
Adding Substrate? Hawkian Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 2 11-18-2009 11:52 AM
Changing out substrate Spoon Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 4 04-11-2009 09:20 AM
Adding Substrate bf2king Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 6 03-07-2008 09:31 PM
Changing Substrate. GregV Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 7 02-29-2008 06:41 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:35 AM.