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Old 12-11-2017, 02:39 AM   #1
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New 50 gallon freshwater scape advice

Hey folks,

Been awhile since I've been on the website and I figured I could get some good advice on my next scape I'm planning for my tank.

I plan on creating a mound in the center of the tank to create height and depth in the tank, however I don't want to use just ecocomplete to create a high mound of substate for fear of it compounding like it has in my current tank with minimal height.

What I'm looking for is a good substrate/gravel that will be good as a base to then layer eco-complete on top where I will be planting.
After looking around I haven't had much luck finding what I need.

Anyone have any suggestions or previous experience with this?? Thanks!
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Old 12-11-2017, 04:14 AM   #2
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Use egg crate to create the height you want, place stone or scaling material, then place soil or aqua soil. Otherwise, use a mound of lava rock to get desired height.
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While browsing youtube for aquarium sandfall last week, I stumbled across the following video that offers an easy and cheap way to add height without the added weight. Egg crate also works as mentioned above.

Aquascaping with rock on a budget
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Use egg crate to create the height you want, place stone or scaling material, then place soil or aqua soil. Otherwise, use a mound of lava rock to get desired height.
Thanks for the advice!
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RE: the video - Dennis Wong doesn't post much anymore, but he has some great aquascaping videos in his library. Highly recommended.
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While browsing youtube for aquarium sandfall last week, I stumbled across the following video that offers an easy and cheap way to add height without the added weight. Egg crate also works as mentioned above.

Aquascaping with rock on a budget
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