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Old 04-07-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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As many of you know I've battled a few things with my fish and tank. I had some NitrAte issues and other diseases etc... I made a decision tonight and it hurt to do it. I removed all PLANTED Anubias in an effort to be able to better gravel vac the tank

I did it for the health of my fish. I know ALOT of members loved my heavily planted Cichlid tank and the plants were all doing well BUT they hindered my efforts to perform a really good vac. So here is the tank with no PLANTED Anubias everything you see is glued down. So what do you think. I was sad but in the long run it will make maintenance.


It opened the tank up a bit as well. I guess those 12+ planted made a deference.


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Here's a before picture. Also you'll notice the before was taken later in the day so the daylights are off.




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Old 04-07-2012, 09:15 PM   #2
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It's still beautiful!! I think it looks even better to tell you the truth. not as busy.
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Are those special cichlid rock caves?
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:57 PM   #4
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It's still beautiful!! I think it looks even better to tell you the truth. not as busy.
Thanks Mumma! You know I value your opinion.

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Are those special cichlid rock caves?

Yes there called Cichlid stones.
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Oh wow! Still rad tho
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Oh wow! Still rad tho
Thanks!! It was painful taking out all those plants. But I did it for the health of the fish and it will be sooooo much easier to gravel vac. So it had to be done.
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So when you say your Anubis aren't planted, do you mean you glued them to the decorations? If so, they will they turn brown?
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So when you say your Anubis aren't planted, do you mean you glued them to the decorations? If so, they will they turn brown?
By planted I mean the ones in the ground(gravel) the ones glued are doing fine. Actually they all are. I removed the ones in the substrate to make it easy to gravel vac. I haven't had any issues with the Anubias that have been glued the driftwood or rocks.
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They still thrive if they are glued?
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They still thrive if they are glued?
Haven't had any issues like I said. You don't glue the whole thing. You use a small bead and glue it down. Now I have roots wrapping around rocks an stones. Looks really good.
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