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JohnnyD44 01-31-2010 11:12 AM

Johnny's 55G Renovation!!
 
Hey Y'all...as you've gathered from some of my posts, I've been in the slow process of slowly converting my 'arctic' tank to a more natural look....

This is what the original tank looked like.....it was great at first....but I got sick of the brightness and I learned my fish didn't appreciate it also....here's the 'before':

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/d...cture150-1.jpg

Over the past few weeks, i've slowly swapped out the gravel, to avoid a mini cycle....here's a pic before there was any extras added....the huge rock was something I picked up over christmas...

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/d...DSC02204-1.jpg

I decided i didn't like to look of the darker blue background and switched it back to black...I also ordered some driftwood....I fell in love with three pieces I got....2 tall ones and 1 'humped' shaped piece for the middle..here's the first one that was added...I also added my new dual lighting unit i got in a few days ago....

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/d...orenzo/034.jpg

Next came the middle piece....

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/d...orenzo/039.jpg

Then the other 'tower piece'...

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/d...Picture002.jpg

So the whole new tank looks like this....

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/d...Picture001.jpg


And here's a picture of my new favorite fish...my kribensis!! I've never had a fish photograph better than this guy.....

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/d...orenzo/042.jpg

All and all, i've never been more exicted about a tank....here's the total before and after shot....

BEFORE:
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/d...cture150-1.jpg

AFTER:
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/d...Picture001.jpg

Thanks everyone for checking out my updates!!! I'll update my plant build soon enough....i'm still working on my plant shopping list...

mrdemin 01-31-2010 11:15 AM

Very nice man! That middle driftwood is really something

aunt kymmie 01-31-2010 11:19 AM

:thumbsup: What a transformation. That krib is beautiful!

Teammuir1 01-31-2010 11:49 AM

thats a very nice transformation.. I too like the black background....
looks much much better this way.....
any more plans ??? or ideas ahead?


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