Mantis' New Tank

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Re: Mantis' New Tank

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BigBen wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 18:44 pm I like the idea of the water change beer, but I'll be damned if I can find 15m of pvc hose that doesn't cost a fortune!
I just checked ebay it's not too bad on there £10 for non braided and £15 for braided. Both food grade and 15 metres. Free postage.

Wish I checked there before buying mine off amazon!

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Mine was ebay
240L: 6 cherry barbs, 2 honey gourami,
6 Otocinclus, 11 sterbai Cory, 6 standard rummynose, 4 golden rummynose tetra, 8 Congo tetra (added from QT 17/12)

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Tank moved and black background applied, looks bubbly at the minute as I had to do a massive water change to get it sorted. Think it looks better but not sure yet, I'll get a better idea in the morning when the water has settled.

Nevermind a beer, I need a vodka after that 😂. so stressful.

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It looks very good, M.

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I've just went back to see your tank before the black background and it looks miles better now.

The plants look so green now.
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very nice ::thumbu::
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Cheers all

@Andys temperate tank That's the one thing I'm happy with, noticed a lot more colour out the fish as well as the plants, especially the ludwigia which actually looks red now lol. Just not seeing the extra depth that a black background is supposed to give the illusion of. I think that might be down to the fact my wood is so dark. Think a nice big piece or two of gnarled manzanita wood a lighter stone instead of the black lava rock might fix that.

I thought the plants were doing nothing then I saw a picture of when I added the new substrate, which doesn't seem that long ago, such a difference, especially the moss ROFL


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Black back ground has definitely improved the look. The moss looks brilliant how it's set out like that, I really like it
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