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heatherbeast
05-12-2017, 08:09 PM
Hi everyone!

Inspired by Jakub's talk, I applied some of the concepts to a tank move. The "fishieboops" tank is a community tank I maintain for my son's entertainment. The previous setup was a little top-heavy, and I didn't want his enthusiasm to turn into a disaster.

So here goes: soil and rocks. Unlike Jakub, I only spent about 20 minutes and 1 beer mulling over the composition of the hardscape.

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Next are the plants. Bah gawd I have seen the light, I was an idiot for trying to plant in tanks with water above the soil line. It was soooooooo much easier!

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Paper towel time. My favorite part.

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The next picture is of the tank immediately after filling it and adding the fish back. I'm stunned at how clear the water is. Pouring a slow stream of water over the towels is totally the way to go. No soil clouding, no grinding of the filter impeller on sand or soil....

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And then the following morning, less than 10 hours after setup.

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Really great advice from Jakub's talk. The layout and composition skill will come with practice. Thanks again for a great talk!

aXio
05-13-2017, 10:44 AM
Awesome Heather! You just put a huge smile on my face by using some of the methods I presented on. =)

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