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tank 20g high used
filter aquaon - 20
heater hagen elite 75w
substrate - soil master select
plants swords
fish - angelfish
light- marco gro light with 6,400k compact spiral bulb 25w =125w of fluorescent lighting.

this is how the tank looked before rescapping.


here is how looked cleaned up with old fish gone and plants in there temp. zip lock baggies., back ground in place. cut the driftwood branches down to size with a hack saw.(look closely to see how I kept them in place - silicon).




a view of the hard scape from my computer 6-8 feet away.


soil in the tank starting to look like a aqua scape.


now swords in the tank.


filled with water, amquel, and prime.





Thanks to digital_gods(robert) for the stand in trade for the work horse7 used ballast(so he would have a start to some light for his 90g build).
Thanks to bill owner of neptunes cove in plano tx for selling me the used 20g's.
thanks to fred at metrosfish for giving me the 20g lids for free.
thanks to pet supplies plus in plano tx for having the filters and heaters i was looking for.
Thanks to voo in mckinney tx for having a brother who breeds angelfish and selling them to me.

this was not a over night build. just wish the swords would grow and fill in...
 

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update, tank is looking good and I got a new sword. leopard sword from a dfwapc member josh ( I for got how to spell your screen name)... also will be updating my 55g journal as the 55g didn't become a bio amazon tank, I switch it over to low light. and it's starting to look good. anubias nana/baritii(spelling?), java fern,
and java/(possible Christ-mas) moss.
 

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Just out of curiosity, are all of those angelfish going to stay in the 20 gallon? That's a lot of angels for that size tank.
they where temps. I got store credit for them... I now just have 2 large angels and 6 juvies in the 20. the ones in the bottom went to plano pets I got store credit.

the 55g I will have to take photos of when I get un busy with modern day thanks giving.

did you ever get your tanks set back up?
 

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No new set ups yet. I finally got a set address, so I know where we're moving in mid December though, so maybe I'll set up a 55 while we're there (we're renting, so I don't know yet if I'm wanting to deal with a 125 at this time). I'll start it off half emmersed, incorporating the wetland-n-a-box into it for a while with some fire-bellied toads, but I still have to figure out how I want to do that.

The wetland has had most of the plants removed and donated/sold, the pico at work is still up and doing great, and was just trimmed to prep for the final move (sold some of the Stauro. porto vehlo out of it), and the nurse tank with the Ludwigia brevipes and Nesaea triflora was just trimmed to prep for the move (sold a few stems out of it as well, along with some Fissidens; I'm not touching the Crypts at this time).

Those angels are nice looking. I hope the scape works well for you.
 

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thanks the angels are doing good, and the 55g is doing good too.
will have to find where I put the camera and take updated photos of the 55g.
 

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the driftwood finely came undone and now this is just a normal tank holding some plants. using it as a grow out.
 

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now this tank is just a tank. with plants floating at it... trying to make the 55g the main focus of all my tanks now.
 

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this tank now has a hard scape, with java fern, and pmgmy chain sword, and red minor tetras.
 
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