I just spent an hour rescaping and cleaning the heck out of
my 6.6 gallon tank at work. when it unclouds tomorrow, I will take a picture.
When I was out of work for 15 days with meningitis, a coworker was kind enough to feed the fish, but they did not turn the lights off at night. I came back to algaestock '07. I must have had every kind of freshwater algae under the sun in the tank, on the outer rim of the tank, on the ornaments, smothering the plants (some looked like grey papa smurf beards), and the water was pea soup green.
Other than an immediate 70% h2o change the day I got back, today was the first time I had any time to evaluate and make repairs. I drained the tank, scrubbed the ornaments, trimmed and salvaged plants (down to about 30% of the original planted volume) and re-scaped.
It looks fairly bare in comparison to what it was (fairly planted). But at least there is no more algae. It was a pain to clean.
Now I want to go home and do the same to my 55. the one in the log link in my sig. Totally dismantle it and re-scape, trim all traces of algae, etc. etc.
But I am moving in a month....must...hold...off...............
Man, if i get enough beer in me tonight, it might be an overhaul in New Lake City.