Rescaped 29 Gallon

TheCrazyFishGuy
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IMG_0279.jpg I just finished rescaping my 29 gallon tank and just put all the fish back in. What do you all think? Constructive criticism is gladly accepted.
(Btw the lights are just LEDs but I'm using these specific lights because they were all I had from when I had lizards and I can't really afford nicer ones )
 
Dawn Michele
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There's no picture of the tank.
 
Fanatic
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Bummed, no picture!
 
TheCrazyFishGuy
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Pictures are there now
 
Dawn Michele
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Your tank is beautiful!!! I LOVE the driftwood!!!
 
TheCrazyFishGuy
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Oh and how do I get the rings left over from nerite snail eggs off, I tried a toothbrush and a paint scraper but neither worked
 
Dawn Michele
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Oh and how do I get the rings left over from nerite snail eggs off, I tried a toothbrush and a paint scraper but neither worked
Razor blade.
 
TheCrazyFishGuy
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Razor blade.

Ok but do I have to be worried about scratching the glass?
 
Dawn Michele
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Ok but do I have to be worried about scratching the glass?
No. I use a razor blade to scrape off calcium build up on my glass lids. I have NEVER had a problem.
 
TheCrazyFishGuy
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No. I use a razor blade to scrape off calcium build up on my glass lids. I have NEVER had a problem.
Ok thanks
 
Dawn Michele
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TheCrazyFishGuy
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Your welcome. Let me know if it works.
Just tried it and it worked perfectly, thanks again!
 
HORNET1
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Nice...Very Nice Indeed !!!
 
BluMan1914
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I suggest that you throw a background on your tank. It will bring everything together.
 
TheCrazyFishGuy
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I suggest that you throw a background on your tank. It will bring everything together.
Ok, I've got one I just need to see if it will look decent if I cut it down small enough

This background look good?
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HORNET1
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Ok, I've got one I just need to see if it will look decent if I cut it down small enough
Why not give some black poster board a try?
It will look great IMO.
The picture background may distract from your excellent scape.
 
TheCrazyFishGuy
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Why not give some black poster board a try?
It will look great IMO.
The picture background may distract from your excellent scape.
Luckily enough I should have some of that too

Luckily enough I should have some of that too
well I got black foamboard but it looks the same
 
BluMan1914
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I agree with HORNET1.
Defiantly black or dark blue. Or a combination of both. Ive always hated picture backgrounds. I believe they make a tank look too "busy", and can actually take attention away from the fish.
Not sure if Silister Trench is still active, but he can give you great advice on backgrounds, also check out his pictures.
 
TheCrazyFishGuy
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Here's the tank with the background
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TheCrazyFishGuy
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Wish I still had pictures of the tank before I rescaped it. I think the river rocks are definitely an upgrade from the horrendous, brightly colored, Glofish rocks that I had before.
 
BluMan1914
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Much better. Once you upgrade your light, you will see a difference as well.
 
TheCrazyFishGuy
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Much better. Once you upgrade your light, you will see a difference as well.
Are there any lights you recommend that aren't over like $30? I'm currently saving up for college so I don't want to spend a whole lot.
 
alykat
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Really love the scape! I needed to see this tank to remind myself that one piece of drift wood can go a long way.

As far as lights go you might be able to find some on amazon- but it’s been a long time since I bought mine and I’m not sure how expensive they were.
 
TheCrazyFishGuy
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As far as lights go you might be able to find some on amazon- but it’s been a long time since I bought mine and I’m not sure how expensive they were.
You think this one would be ok?
 
jmaldo
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Nice! The background really helps with the focus and hiding the hardware.
Let the Vals grow in it will look "Great". Never used that type of light so no review. Depends on if your looking for a night light or not. But look into Chihiros Leds on Ebay. I have on 3 of my tanks and the plant growth is crazy and only on the middle setting for intensity. Good Luck!
 
TheCrazyFishGuy
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Nice! The background really helps with the focus and hiding the hardware.
Let the Vals grow in it will look "Great". Never used that type of light so no review. Depends on if your looking for a night light or not. But look into Chihiros Leds on Ebay. I have on 3 of my tanks and the plant growth is crazy and only on the middle setting for intensity. Good Luck!
Looks nice and its cheaper so I'll see about getting one, thanks
 
BluMan1914
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TheCrazyFishGuy, I can't give you suggestions on lights, I'm still trying to find good lights for myself.
There is the Finnex Monster Ray lights that are supposed to enhance the colors of fish and plants. These are lights that I am very interested in. They cost a heck of a lot more than 30 bucks. Id rather pay a decent price for lights knowing that they will last. Buy cheap, you get cheap.
 
Cherie G
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Why not give some black poster board a try
It will look great IMO.
The picture background may distract from your excellent scape.

I agree. I started out with a picture background and never liked it, black looks great and so does blue with the right decor. Your tank looks very nice though, drift wood is really cool and your plants look awesome.
 
Dawn Michele
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Just tried it and it worked perfectly, thanks again!
Your very welcome!!! Glad it worked out!!!
 
TheCrazyFishGuy
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TheCrazyFishGuy, I can't give you suggestions on lights, I'm still trying to find good lights for myself.
There is the Finnex Monster Ray lights that are supposed to enhance the colors of fish and plants. These are lights that I am very interested in. They cost a heck of a lot more than 30 bucks. Id rather pay a decent price for lights knowing that they will last. Buy cheap, you get cheap.
Sounds like lights I will look in to in the future, just don't want to spend a lot right now as I'm saving for college
 
BluMan1914
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I'm saving for college
Good idea. Just one or two books will cost as much as the lights.
 
thisislivi
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Wow, that driftwood is incredible! I'm not a huge fan of backgrounds, especially detailed ones, so I don't think you need one. Nice work!
 
Fanatic
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It looks very good with the background!
 

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