Photo #3 - After Some Snail Population Explosion I Restarted...

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Photo Caption: After some snail population explosion i restarted my set up by getting rid of the old subtrate and cleaning the tank with boiled water.Snails now under control. New 10mm golden gravel thoroughly rinsed and releveled to provide structure and good subtrate for future plantings. Gravel now 2" deep rising to 8" deep.This give the occupants a sense of deeper water in the left side whilst giving the protection of margins on the right.On the right I have errected a series of caves and dark places for the pleco and sucking loach.This seems to work well but enables me to see all fish even when they are in their caves. since i last logged on Ive also added 7 more neon tetras but lost the siamese fighting fish.
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20 gallons freshwater fish tank (mostly fish and non-living decorations) - After some snail population explosion i restarted my set up by getting rid of the old subtrate and cleaning the tank with boiled water.Snails now under control. New 10mm golden gravel thoroughly rinsed and releveled to provide structure and good subtrate for future plantings. Gravel now 2" deep rising to 8" deep.This give the occupants a sense of deeper water in the left side whilst giving the protection of margins on the right.On the right I have errected a series of caves and dark places for the pleco and sucking loach.This seems to work well but enables me to see all fish even when they are in their caves. since i last logged on Ive also added 7 more neon tetras but lost the siamese fighting fish.

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Country: United Kingdom
Description: aqua one 600 starter kit fluval 4plus filter tank semi circular 24" diameter x 18" deep
Advice: read read read. avoid snails. dont prod too much and use natural looking surroundings ie real plants and natural rock
Fish Kept: 3 kissing gourami 1 clown loach 3 pepper cat 1 plec 11 neons 2 ruddy headed tetra 1 sucking loach 4 guppies
Corals/Plants: 2 amazon sword plants 2 plastic
Tank Size: 20 gallons
Quote: i'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal labotomy
About Yourself: given tank and set it up 2 months ago. This is my second given tank. iI just must be a fishy character. I love all forms of fishing too!!!!

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