Changing from /awful/ 120L to my new 220L rimless “loose SA biotope”
1. The old tank - pain to clean, way too tall for what I wanted. I had a wonderful scape in mind, then we had issues with the hardscape and it really was just a disaster.
2. One 1.5cm sterbai cory left to catch. Daltons everywhere. Mixture of pulling out the plants, the failure in the hardscape (in which everything got messed up during filling and use etc), trying to coax fish out, trying to catch bottom dwellers and trying to find a banjo cat (try to find a banjo cat in 90x30 of space with a net. I dare you).
3. After 2 days of work, new tank moved in, old tank to the left, holding tank at the back with the light.
4. The partition. This is a mix of the old substrate - so daltons mixed in with sand mixed in with another fert substrate that came in with the sand (sand was second hand)
5. The driftwood on the tray, held upwards with a stainless steel screw. before filling in the pebbles.
6. Final product without the lights.
7. Final product with lights, now to be planted tomorrow. 3 days of work! Excuse the finger marks, and the light is to hang above the tank. Also intending on planting over top of the right side and back with emersed plants. VERY excited!
Edit: Just to confirm: The “thermometer” on the outside of the tank was never used, this was there when I got it (second-hand tank). Please don’t use these as they tend to be inaccurate, which could mislead you into changing to a temperature that could cause issues and even death for your fish!