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Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by BigAL777, May 20, 2016.
I know it seems crazy, but I had a cool idea and so I just went for it.
Now that is something different, I like the DW arrangement very much its the substrate shape its now too flat for what you have done, I would prefer the Island look it would give your Aquascape another dimension completely.
You can also slope it from a back corner or a full slope from the back the choice is yours.
I sloped everything to the back center of the tank, it's just a small slope lol.
What I think is kinda cool about this tank is the way the water flows: it is one big circle around the DW and kind of goes with the flow.
Edit: I have a question for someone with a little bit of time. On the aquarium design group's Facebook page, they have a video section. https://m.facebook.com/adgonline/videos/
What fish are in video #36, there's what looks like two ram cichlids, and something else, what other fish is in there?
All you have to do now is choose the correct colourful fish for your hard scape.
Really?!? Nothing else? Anything look out of place? Do I need to slope more?
And I have no idea what fish to keep in my tank, it's 10g (37.8L) and a 100gph (375L) filter. What can I stock this tank with that will look good? Is there such a fish as a dwarf angel fish?
Leave it well alone after it settles in a little tweaking here and there "Might" be required.
This might help you remembering its going to be a plant less tank or have you changed your mind about planting.
I like what you came up with. Way to stick it out until you were satisfied. Ill get back to you with some stocking suggestions
sent from tapatalk on my phone so auto correct and other errors are bound to happen
Shawn will certainly help you with your selection of fish stock.
Sweet, thank you. I was just looking at dwarf Rasboras, maybe like 12-15 of em + my two 2" Corry's should be a healthy bioload
Run through this link first to check on numbers.
Only add a few at a time reason being a new tank.
It's a mature filter, there's been water in the tank for a few weeks now. It says 82% stocked on that site with 14.
All good no problems there.
I just did a water test, my nitrates are through the roof, 40ppm. It's not finished cycling.
0_0 it's time for a few large water changes
I did two gallons around noon, I'll do another 2 tonight, and repeat that tomorrow.
Are you using a Bio starter eg Seachem Stability.
If not I would certainly recommend it, its a great Bio Starter.
Checked the nitrate levels: 10-15ppm. At least it's going down! I think I changed about 8 gallons in this tank in 24 hours. I usually stay away from chemicals, but I'll look deeper into that.
I used that product for years not only when setting up a new tank but at every water change and double strength at every monthly filter cleaning.
I have regular power outages and it was always used after that.
During a big drought many years ago I started losing all my bottom fish including several of my older large Clown Loaches, it was caused by a ??? that was added to our water to kill all the nasties that lived at the low water level in the local water supply dam. What every they added killed all the good bacteria in the tank at one water change.
I can honestly say it was the Stability that saved the remainder of my fish and from that point of time I always took my water directly from my instantaneous Hot Water service and stored it for a week (information from a local licenced fish importer)
and never a problem after that.
I use tap water conditioner, but it seems like it does something different than the seachem stability.
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