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post #1 of 19 Old 08-11-2014, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Question Logistics on re-scaping... how do I go about it?!

Recently I purchased these 2 products for my 30 litre tank:

Pisces Seiryu Stone x 2

Pisces Malaysian Driftwood x 1 (I currently have another piece of this wood in the tank)


Iím looking to re-scape my tank, hereís a pic of what it currently looks like:



And hereís something similar to what I want to create:



So, I need some advice on the sheer logistics of going about this re-scape. In particular:

- Should I remove my betta, plants and as many shrimp as possible whilst doing the rescape?
- How can I avoid killing / disturbing my BB?
- How can I make sure my plants wonít die off from shock of being moved?
- What plants should I use where?

As you can see from the pictures, my current plants are: lace fern, java moss, 2x crypts, and a few straggly hygrophila and bacopa which I may or may not keep.

Iím thinking something along the lines of using the java moss to create a Ďgrassí around the one side of the base of the rocks / wood, then somehow attaching the lace fern to the wood so it looks like itís growing out of it like itís part of a treeÖ Iím not sure what to do with my crypts at this stage, most likely Iíll leave them at the base of the rocks.

Could this work?


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post #2 of 19 Old 08-11-2014, 10:55 PM
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1. Yes remove the betta, shrimp, and plants. Just throw them in a bowl for now. Drain the tank. Than change the substrate if you are doing to change it. If not dont drain the tank. Than add the hardscape (driftwood and rocks). Than add the plants. Than fill with water again, if you took it out. Than acclimate the fish again to the temp and than your ready to go.

2. Just make sure the filter and filter media stays wet.

3. There is no real way. Just put some root tabs and they should be fine.

4. Do you want me to post a drawing? Showing where to put all the different plants. The way i think would look good and you would like it.
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post #3 of 19 Old 08-11-2014, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Tankman

A drawing would be fabulous! To help, here's some pics of the actual rocks and wood that I got. You can also see a more detailed pic of my other piece of wood on my profile.

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No problem. It is just were i live it is 12:10 a.m. right now and im tired as heck. So ill post a drawing up tomorrow. Okay.
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No problem, thanks!

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post #6 of 19 Old 08-12-2014, 12:36 PM
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So you want it like a mountain, right
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Yeah, something along those lines, just something natural looking that incorporates my current plants and makes it look like a mountain and/or trees... if you get what I mean!

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Okay i will post the drawing in an hour or 2. Do you want to get some new plants to?
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New plants are an option, however I'm a bit limited on which plants I can get as my setup is very low tech.

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