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This is my first journal here, so lets get to talking.

Well, here I am again. Seems like over the last three years I have been braking down tank, after tank, after tank, in hopes of finding the right fit. Well after neglecting my tank from my frustrations of dreaded clado algae, which I thought I killed, I decided this tank must fall as well. My tank has some clado but where it shines is its Cyano glory. This is not a home that my yellow cons should live in. Over the next week I will construct this fallen hope into a wonderful home for my four yellow cons. Here are some pics of my masterfull neglect.

This is my FTS. notice the low water line.


Here is a wonderfull shot of my HM COVERED in cyano.


get a load of my E. Tellenus micro. Notice the lovely satin sheets of cyano.


The loved and adored petite nana wearing an emerald green gown of cyano.
 

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Wow that sucks I have never seen this stuff before. Looks like the slime I get on my hooks when fishing occassionally.
 

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this is a bacteria that may form from low nitrates and low flow. The way you treat it is with erithimycin, H2O2, or a 3-4 day blackout.

I cant wait to redo this whole thing. I am sick of it. Tearing it all down aas I type.
 

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Cyano bacteria is one of the most primitive forms of algea and is more than likely responsible for life as we know it on earth. But, yeah, it's ugly in an aquarium. :D Good luck.
 

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I said I was going to do it and I did. Just thought I would share some pics. I ended up with about 70+lbs of regular flourite substrate. It was a pain in the arsh getting it all out of the tank. After I got all the substrate out I had to scrub the bageezes out of the tank to get all that **** algae out of it. I then filled the tank back up and let it sit for 5+ hours to make sure I did not ruin the integrity of the tank.

Here is the subsrtate while I am empting my tank. What an ordeal.


Filling the bad boy back up to make sure all the seems are still in good order.


And for all of you that like snails, here is a rarer trumpet snail that I have been breeding.
 

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Ok here is some pics for the update. I washed 2 bags of flourite black and an equal amount of black color quartz. I washed them both together in a bucket and measures it out almost exactly 1:1. I love the way both of the substrates look together and I am glad I chose to do equal parts. Now for some pics

Here is a pic of the substrate that I used.


I knew as I started to fill up the tanks and put the rocks in I was going to have a real hard time figuring out the hardscape.


Here is the first hard scape. I HATE IT!! I made the right side like that for my yellow cons to spawn in. I thought they would like it when I put them in.


I hated the first scape so here is this one. I Feel like my rocks are to small. What do you think?


I didnt like the 2nd scape either. So I rearanged it and chose HM as the plant to get the tank ready. I have been growing this out in my 5g for 3 months without triming it. It fills up 3/4 of my entire 5g. Its really healthy.


This is the full tank shot just planted with some HM. I dont like the scape.


Here is the left side. The triangular rock on the top right corner of this picture is going to get moved to the right side of the tank. I just have to figure out how I like it. I am not sure if I like the scape but I will have to wait to for some suggestions and plant it more to really see.
 
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