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Old 08-15-2003, 01:35 PM   #1
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i know this would be cheating but does anyone know of any sites that have good pictures on how to set up a tank and ideas on how to aragne the rock and stuff like that?
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Old 08-15-2003, 06:02 PM   #2
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When I was looking for ideas I'd just use the search engine I like to use and then type the size of the tank, i.e. 29 gallon saltwater tank, it's amazing how many things come up, people have their own sites showing how they did it, you might also look in the PhotoGallery on here and see what others have done, I do believe there is a directory just showing the tanks and showing how big the tanks are.

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When your aranging the rock do it to fit your taste.

Keep a few simple rules in mind.

1.) dont stack the rock in such a way like your stacking bricks or rocks to form a wall. The rocks should be placed in such a manor that they fit firm but are also lose to allow water current in and around the rocks.

2.) put the larger rocks on the bottom and the smaller rocks on top. This will help in both arranging the rock and also help protect your glass should the rocks tople over.

3.) dont rush it. Take your time arranging the rocks till you like what you see. Rocks will fit together many different ways. Try to rotate the rocks around till you get the look you like.

Remember this is your tank and your gonna have to look at it every day so make sure you like what you see.
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does the bottom rocks need to be elevated from the substrate for water circulation?
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Old 08-16-2003, 01:38 AM   #5
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does the bottom rocks need to be elevated from the substrate for water circulation?
That is of no real concern. It is much safer for the rock to be at the very least nestled into the sand about an inch. Placing the rock in the tank before the sand is actually the best way. It will promote much more stability and not "tumble" depending on the fish you end up getting. Many are diggers and the last thing you want is a landslide or possibley re-arranging the rock constantly.

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