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I'm getting the urge to redo my 55g tank. I know some of you redo your tanks every 6 months or so. I was wondering how you do it step by step.
Its been almost a year since I set it up. I want to reduce my stem plants down to 1 or 2 species.
My Plan...
1. Remove water into 3- 5 gal buckets for plants I want to keep, plants I dont want and 1 for fish.

2. Remove plants, hardscape, (not sure what to do with large driftwood with plants attached), sort

3. When it clears a little remove fish (20 neons, 20 serpae tetras, 20 white clouds, others)

4. Take rest of water out

5. Slope gravel to desired position.

6. Place hardscape

7. Add some water about 2" over substrate

8. Plant plants back in.

9. Add water to about half way, let settle, see if I like, adjust as needed

10. Put fish back in, and fill to top

Does this sound like a good plan, anything I'm missing?
I would still like to here how you all do it.
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TIA, Steve
 

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Thanks for all your replys. I'm right in the middle of the process now, waiting to clear so I can see how it looks. Looks like MUD now! I had alot of large driftwood in there. Crypts were growing right into the wood! So was some dwarf sag.! I lifted an Anubias that was attached to a rock (about the size of 2 fists) the rock came up with it. lol.
I thought the info might be valuable to others doing the same.
I'll let ya know how the rest of the process goes.
 
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