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PostSubject: Tank renovation   Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:01 am

So yeah....my tank is a little over a month old and I just got it cycled, but I was having heart burn about some of the deisng choices. I had two ornaments that were hollow and fish and shrimp were constantly inside where they could get stuck or no one ever saw them. In the long run, I think I will want to get some different bubblers and make the tank more natural looking, but in the short term, I took out hollow ornaments and replaced with drift wood, mainly for the clown pleco.

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PostSubject: Re: Tank renovation   Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:13 pm





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PostSubject: Re: Tank renovation   Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:00 am

Lookin' Good!

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PostSubject: Re: Tank renovation   Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:41 am

The layout is nice! ThumbsUp The clown pleco seems to have taken to that piece of wood. If you can, I'd add a couple more pieces in a sort of woodpile arrangement. Arrange it artistically for balance and maybe get some more Java fern (if that is doing well in your tank) and attach it here and there to the wood.

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PostSubject: Re: Tank renovation   Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:47 am

I have a friend who ordered a bunch of plants and he is going to share some of those with me in a few weeks. I looked at a lot of driftwood before I got this peice, and I felt lucky to find this one, but I will keep an eye out for additional peices.

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PostSubject: Re: Tank renovation   Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:25 am

Just a thought on your fish/shrimp hiding in the ornaments.

I don't know anything about shrimp, but some fish do like the security of hiding places (caves, rocks, plants etc.) and the fact that they made it into your ornaments indicates they were seeking the serenity.

You might want to factor that in to your new aquascape design and see if you can provide them with some safe refuge and hiding places, safer than your ornaments.

I'll also say that I think you made a good decision taking out the hollow ornaments as you found them a possible problem.

I love the Asian theme!

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