Mantis' New Tank

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Re: Mantis' New Tank

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Definitely not ruined, would be very interested to hear if fish act differently in it.
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2nd one looks better to me Mantis. :cool:
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I like the second one,
Love the height you've added with moving the bit of wood that was on the right
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Cheers everyone, it has grown on me somewhat overnight although I still think I need to pop to Horizon Aquatics in the new year and get a nice big, tall piece of wood to replace that lot.

@SPACKlick Slighty different fish behaviour today, I think due to the extra floor space. The Bolivians have been out the majority of the day, the Lemons have been squabbling as usual but the wood seems to have created a better line of sight break as it's not as relentless as usual. The bristlenose has suprisingly been all over the wood, especially near the top. The rummys haven't really done anything different but they seem to favour the back of the tank now away from the Lemon's when they're chasing. Overall I think the extra room has done wonders for the fish.

The light timer finally came today as well so hoping to get the algae under control, although the extra filter and water changes does seem to be clearing that up, or at least slowing it down.

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I like the second one too :)
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Not much to update since the last time. Moved a couple of Anubias so it sits higher in the tank, added a new inlet and outlet for the second filter, really like the inlet so going to buy another for the other side, will blend in nicely when the black tint eventually arrives! Apart from that the plants are growing well, moss needs a good trim, as do the background plants but not doing that until I get my hosing and backing and I can finally move the tank. Also loving the progress on the Riccia pebbles, netting almost completely covered now.

Here's a vid (warning! awful music so mute ROFL ) will be less shaky when my phone tripod arrives, promise!
Also a sneak peak at what will be Mrs. Mantis' project, inspired by Aquarium Adventures who used the same gear to create a lovely nano scape.


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So pleased I ordered the gear for the water change method I seen on here. Just did a 50% water change without lifting a bucket and spilling water, that's better :D

Moss looked thrilled with the WC too ::thumbu::
Just need to prepare to move the tank and apply the limo tint now.

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Pipes and a pump for water changes makes the hobby much more enjoyable.

I bet you start thinking about a bigger tank soon.
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What method did you use for the water change?
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Andys temperate tank wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 14:30 pm Pipes and a pump for water changes makes the hobby much more enjoyable.

I bet you start thinking about a bigger tank soon.
Yeh been keeping my eyes peeled haha.

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