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Old 03-02-2013, 06:17 PM   #1
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I am setting up a new tank tomorrow and was wondering if bed rock from a nearby creek would be good for the bottom of my tank. I obviously will be boiling the rock and will cycle it for a while before adding any fish. I was just looking for opinions on making this an all natural tank.
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That would be fine as long as its clean. May want to check your local laws to make sure your allowed to take things from the water.
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I live in a county where the biggest town is 1000 people. I don't think we have any laws about going into our own woods to get stuff from the creek haha. But thank you. I think I am going to try to do an all natural planted tank. Should I plan on it cycling longer?
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I live in a county where the biggest town is 1000 people. I don't think we have any laws about going into our own woods to get stuff from the creek haha. But thank you. I think I am going to try to do an all natural planted tank. Should I plan on it cycling longer?
I wouldn't say longer but cycle yes. It may help the cycle go fast by adding all natural things.
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What are some good live plants to start out with in my tank?
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What are some good live plants to start out with in my tank?
That would matter on your lighting. Here is low light plants http://www.aquariumplants.com/Low_Light_Plants_s/25.htm
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