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Charlie
06-05-2017, 10:47 PM
I had my 79 gln starfire tanks set up since 2011 with Fluval stratum, the tank went through several scapes and it was finally time for a complete tear down and re do.
Here is a picture of the tank in an earlier scape
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/charlie1_album/My%20aquariums/July%202015_zpskzxz3u47.jpg
teardown in motion
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/charlie1_album/My%20aquariums/low%20angle%20of%20my%2079%20gallon/20170510_193116_zpszime16g4.jpg

After a good clean up, it was time to rebuild the tank and scape.
I choose the Netlea soil and seiryu stone for my hardscape.
The plants are Rotala Rotundifolia 1 2 grow at the back,Elatine hydropiper i had growing emersed,Rotala 'Bonsai' from previous scape.Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini' ,Eleocharis acicularis 'Mini' from one of my scapes, 3 x crowns Pogostemon helferi that survived a melt.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/charlie1_album/My%20aquariums/Rebirth%20of%20the%2079%20gallon/20170601_191210_zps0rdfl6zr.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/charlie1_album/My%20aquariums/Rebirth%20of%20the%2079%20gallon/20170602_094508_zpsw2b5dq7t.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/charlie1_album/My%20aquariums/Rebirth%20of%20the%2079%20gallon/20170602_112811_zpsjstromuk.jpg
Today
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/charlie1_album/My%20aquariums/Rebirth%20of%20the%2079%20gallon/planting%20time_zpsihf3eaoj.jpg
Added 4X EcoExotic stunner led strips to my 4X54 watts T5 HO Tek Light
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/charlie1_album/My%20aquariums/Rebirth%20of%20the%2079%20gallon/stunner%20strip_zpsnaawgipl.jpg

Now for the soil to cycle and plants settle in in before addling livestock.
Thanks for looking

Staceym
06-06-2017, 01:14 PM
I loved to tank before the tear down, I am excited to see this progress!

Charlie
06-07-2017, 10:11 PM
I loved to tank before the tear down, I am excited to see this progress!
Thanks Staceym, I wanted to tear it down a couple of years now , but my friends kept persuading me not to.
I`m anxious to see it when it fills in, i`m sure i`ll be tinkering some by then lol

Charlie
06-15-2017, 01:20 PM
10 days in , the tanks is moving along nicely.
The new Netlea soil is cycled thanks to my seeded filters and 100% water changes daily for 1 week .
Live stock went in last night and are doing swimmingly good, plants are are taking hold and growth is on the way
Still no dosing and tweaking of CO2 is on going. Temporary filter to help cycling will be removed soon..
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/charlie1_album/My%20aquariums/Rebirth%20of%20the%2079%20gallon/10%20days%20in_zps9rzqmdff.jpg
Regards

Staceym
06-17-2017, 09:32 AM
The water and glass are so clear, if there was no fish in there I would almost think it was empty!See the growth in the plans, thats always exciting! Really looking forward to seeing this tank grow out :)

Charlie
07-01-2017, 01:51 PM
Sorry guys, photobucket has decided to change their policy and requires a 300.00 annual subscription for third party hosting , don't think so ����