Just planted my new tank!

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IMG_20130104_012516.jpg I picked a 75 gallon of craigslist last night for cheap and had live plants coming out my ears. So I set up . Took me a few hours but it was worth it
 

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Did you put black flourite over gravel? Great job on the plant dispersement
 
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I used black diamond blasting sand (coal slag )over flourite among other things ( red clay ,soil , and a few other thin layers)
 

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I was actually going to take out all my gravel screen the UGF system and use black flourite tomorrow..lol well today since its after midnight lol
 
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id be careful with that you might make the tank re cycle
 

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You've got a lot of crypts. I'd also like to add that I love your gold angels.
 

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Gorgeous tank!
 

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Love the look of your tank...just beautiful! It's exactly the look I'll be going for in my 55 gallon community tank. This may seem like a silly question but, how do you vacuum out the gravel with all the plants in it? Do you vacuum the gravel or do you just do water changes?
 
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vaughansr3 said:
Love the look of your tank...just beautiful! It's exactly the look I'll be going for in my 55 gallon community tank. This may seem like a silly question but, how do you vacuum out the gravel with all the plants in it? Do you vacuum the gravel or do you just do water changes?
I do not vacuum any of my tanks. (unless something is really messed up) Most of my tanks are sand with strong filter currents. So the junk gets stirred up and removed via my canister filters . I do a 15- 20% water change about every 5-9 days (when I find time )
 

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Hey I stopped at my LFS... they had a few of your Angels with the orange/red head, white and black under the name redheaded koI angelfish, would that be the correct name.
 
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yes I think so. 3 of mine are Golden angels and 1 koi
 
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Heres the tank today after a big trimming IMG_20130329_131038.jpg IMG_20130329_131048.jpg
 

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cichlidman said:
id be careful with that you might make the tank re cycle
cichlidman, yup. exactly what happened to me. I rescaped to 28ltrs and a 55 gallon and i'm not sure if I stirred up gunk or the tank re-cycled or both but ammonia, nitrite and nitrate hit high dangerous levels. Luckily I had a couple of spare filters and got it under control in two days.
 
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