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Well done keith! But you're hiding all that pretty driftwood with the plants. Oh well, each to his own.
The tank looks so refreshed now doesn't it? /:'
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FP the DW was only a tool to hold the plants as I want it to grow on them. Even the front pieces will be covered in Anubias in about two years time. Each piece was chosen to fit into a specific space to show the plants off best, yet still give open space for the plants to grow and the fish to move freely in and around the rear of the tank.

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Great pics Keith
That tank looks great,you have done a great job with it.
The Cl's looks like they have found their fav cavs allready.
Great aquascape.



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You did a great job, Keith.

I really like the Anubias & Driftwood conbination.

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The LH cave was not altered at all and the RH cave was moved more to the right and made higher. One reason for making it higher was the larger Clowns had to get in & out on their sides.

Yes the Anubias seem to like the DW also there is a very good colour contrast there.

All these comments are appreciated.

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Hello Keith,

Nice work on the tank makeover. I'm going to pinch your cave idea, I've been wondering what to do with a pile of rocks I had for ages. That would just be perfect.

Well done.
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When making caves make sure it has enough height for when the fish are fully grown I have altered the RH cave several times for the large CL. The RH cave is made using DW and rocks, the roof is a big flat rock. Also try to have at least three entrances. What I have noticed especially with the clowns they lay just inside the cave and rest their head on a smooth piece of petrified wood just outside of the cave.

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was it just me or did the center biggest clown seem llike it looked fake?
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You can ask Keith, if it's fake or not. I think that it may look fake but it isn't & we've been having CL pics from Keith for a long time & they're always getting bigger & nicer.



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I can assure the Clowns in my tank are not fakes.
If you look at my Photo Bucket you will see more of them.

I actually lost two that size several years ago due to an imported water supply problem.

Here is the same one in the cave RH end of the tank. The photo is a bit blurry I have just finished doing a full cleaning and water replacement.

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Second photo

The other fish just disappearing is a close to fully grown Pictus catfish

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very nice REAL clown loaches keithgh
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Thank you
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Very nice clowns and that is a real big one
The lfs i went to got some big ones in but around 70-80 pounds each is to much for me!



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Nice & interesting shots.

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Very Cool! I like your fish selections, and everything living on its own. I hope that the anubias will fill in more, and i think that there is a tad bit too much large anubias. I agree with Fish Patty, it kinda does block the DW. Maybe you could trim it a tad bit when it fills in.

Otherwise it is a very nice tank, and has great potential!

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Before I had all the DW the Anubias was tied to small rocks or just floated free. The DW is just a medium to hold the Anubias it was not purchased for looks all I wanted was to fill the back in and a bit of the middle area.

I can lift each piece out and deep vac at any time where as previously I was practically impossible to do a good deep vac for about 75% of the tank now I can vac over 80% of the tank and I do not touch the caves.

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Keith , Very nice , love the record of the makeover . The Tank looks exactly as it should IMHO , driftwood should be used as an underpinning for the plants and should only peek through in an understated way . So from my point of view you done a first class job .


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Oh ok. Now that you mentioned that the DW was just a tool, I can focus on the plants. It looks so ocol! Its like an underwater jungle!!! Again, i hope it fills up soon, i think it will look even better.

I noticed you have mostly anubias, and could not help but wonder why. I am guessing that its because of the fish and the disturbing and whatnot...Otherwise, if it wasnt a lowlight tank, which i dont know if it is, i would say that there could have been a lot of different plants too! But then theres the problem of the uprooting so....2+2=4...

Overall, its really neat, and the fish look so happy! Great job again!

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Over the years I tried several species of plants with very little success one reason was the CLs just dug them up before they were established or I never got the water conditions and the plant ferts correct. Then I started on the Anubias and naturally planted them. Remember no FP then or much info, (even today I have been advised by a LFS that all Anubias should be planted). Naturally they died off at the base so I decided to tie them to small rocks and it worked. A LFS owner grew the small anubias and it was easy to get a good supply at a good price. I started do a good feeding and things improved. Then the 4ft cracked.
Big changes 5ft, Eheim Pro11, but still maintained the UGF. Within months the tank went crazy as you can see the end results and over the years pieces were broken off and that is how the Anubias jungle started. The big rock was a problem when it came to a deep vac for most of the tank now I can do my weekly vac in different area weekly about 25%.
I personally think the Anubias love plenty of water movement and good lighting also a good fert.

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Well, i guess that was a learning experience, wasnt it? Anubias is nice plant, and as i though, the loaches wouldnt let you have other plants. That explains it. Well, i would say you did an extraordinary job on making a planted tank with mostly anubias, look like a high light and lush tank! Its really neat! Anyway, why did the tank crack in the first place? I was wondering why tanks seem to crack just when things are good!!! My mom's friend had a huge like 200gallon tank, which ended up cracking. Is it just old age?

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The tank was at least 15yld just old age. The leaking did a lot of damage well over $1000 insurance claim. The insurance also covered the tank "Glass"

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Keith , I'm interested in your comment on Clowns and plants . In your experience will clowns destroy mature plants as well ?

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I have never actually seen my CLs do it but I can tell by the leaves that they are doing it. It is possibly the larger ones only. If you saw what they can do to a lettuce leaf you would know why I think that way. The big fella just opens his mouth and just rips it apart.
There was a photo posted some time ago of a CL actually chewing a Anubias.

The new soft tips are also a target. They also get the Algae chips ever day.

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Here is an old photo of one of the Clowns eating the lettuce not the open mouth.

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