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post #31 of 127 Old 05-29-2012, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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I think with all the live plants around it, it looks real. I would keep it, unless your snake needs the wood.
Here is my reasoning and let me know what you think.

There are no plants in that area and the substrate is thick. It creates a giant dead area where no light and not much current moves through it.

If I remove that piece of wood I could add more rooting plants to loosen the substrate and just get MORE life in there lol and then the more vertical piece of driftwood in the centerish?

The snake does not need the wood. I was only thinking on that because the snake is getting bigger and likes to explore. I would have to measure the wood to make sure it even fits in the 20 long.

That is the main rescape I am planning.

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I also want to take the blue pebbles out of the betta tank and put some finner gravel sand in there so mix in with the current gravel. Maybe some darker black substrate. Put that in there with a few java ferns and small driftwood. Some rocks. Take out the fake columns and the bridge. Make it look natural!

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I need to post picture up for the redone 20 gallon. It looks completely different now.

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Thanks for the thoughts Jayy!
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Here is my reasoning and let me know what you think.

There are no plants in that area and the substrate is thick. It creates a giant dead area where no light and not much current moves through it.

If I remove that piece of wood I could add more rooting plants to loosen the substrate and just get MORE life in there lol and then the more vertical piece of driftwood in the centerish?

The snake does not need the wood. I was only thinking on that because the snake is getting bigger and likes to explore. I would have to measure the wood to make sure it even fits in the 20 long.

That is the main rescape I am planning.

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I also want to take the blue pebbles out of the betta tank and put some finner gravel sand in there so mix in with the current gravel. Maybe some darker black substrate. Put that in there with a few java ferns and small driftwood. Some rocks. Take out the fake columns and the bridge. Make it look natural!

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I need to post picture up for the redone 20 gallon. It looks completely different now.

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Thanks for the thoughts Jayy!
Okay, I see what your going for. I would say yes then, find a nice piece of driftwood.

55 gallon planted tank, starting over!!!( looking crappy, needs a major rescape)
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I was also thinking about getting some black sand gravel to replace that blue marble stuff in the betta 5 gallon.

Here is a better description of everything I want to do:
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I say get it out of there! :) I know you've been eying my Manzanita branch. . . I think you NEED one!
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I say get it out of there! :) I know you've been eying my Manzanita branch. . . I think you NEED one!
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post #36 of 127 Old 05-30-2012, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Also,

I am thinking about a Dwarf Gourami for the 29 and a Bolivian Ram for the 20.

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I don't know much about things, but if you get a gourami, I've been told that you ought to QT it for a period of 6-8 weeks. It sounds extreme, but labrynth fish have their own set of rules and possible diseases to consider. . . Also, aren't they shy? I wonder if your Krib would bother a DG like it did poor Burt? Just thinking with my fingers *shrug* Something to look into, maybe! I'd love one, I think they're amazingly beautiful fish. . .

Before you get another Ram. . . have the nitrates in your tap water gone down? I checked mine again here, and we're back to ZERO. I hope your levels are falling, too! Only ONE!?? You suuuuuuure only ONE!!? ;) Rams are so fun in a group! Dunno how many you could keep in a 20, though. . .

I say go ahead with your your changes in the 5! It'll look fantastic, and he'll love the new look! Can't wait to seeeee!

Want those 20g pictures, Termy! The seller on Ebay that I found is Dougy224 - and it looks like he has some more in stock. Shipping is a BEAST though. There also is a guy that sells boatloads of it (cheaper - but the bark hasn't been sandblasted I think?) on PlantedTanks. I linked to his most recent thread, but just because it's drool-worthy - LOOK!



Can you imagine. . . dude is making a FORTUNE, plus his neighbors think he's insane. And. . . I WANT IT ALL!

Glad to see you inspired again! I can't wait to see what comes of it this time around!
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I don't know much about things, but if you get a gourami, I've been told that you ought to QT it for a period of 6-8 weeks. It sounds extreme, but labrynth fish have their own set of rules and possible diseases to consider. . . Also, aren't they shy? I wonder if your Krib would bother a DG like it did poor Burt? Just thinking with my fingers *shrug* Something to look into, maybe! I'd love one, I think they're amazingly beautiful fish. . .

Before you get another Ram. . . have the nitrates in your tap water gone down? I checked mine again here, and we're back to ZERO. I hope your levels are falling, too! Only ONE!?? You suuuuuuure only ONE!!? ;) Rams are so fun in a group! Dunno how many you could keep in a 20, though. . .

I say go ahead with your your changes in the 5! It'll look fantastic, and he'll love the new look! Can't wait to seeeee!

Want those 20g pictures, Termy! The seller on Ebay that I found is Dougy224 - and it looks like he has some more in stock. Shipping is a BEAST though. There also is a guy that sells boatloads of it (cheaper - but the bark hasn't been sandblasted I think?) on PlantedTanks. I linked to his most recent thread, but just because it's drool-worthy - LOOK!



Can you imagine. . . dude is making a FORTUNE, plus his neighbors think he's insane. And. . . I WANT IT ALL!

Glad to see you inspired again! I can't wait to see what comes of it this time around!
WOW!! Those are some beautiful pieces!

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Wow, I wish I could find peices like that where I live! I can never find any decent peices..my crazy would live to explore them!
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post #40 of 127 Old 05-31-2012, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Ches for the links! Yay! haahha. Now to consider buying one.

I started rescaping the 5 gallon last night.

Journal Post on the Rescape. I also took a quick video of the tank after I changed the substrate. Looks better!

I am going to post actual pictures of ALL the tanks in a few minutes so just wait for that :P.
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