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Old 09-27-2014, 03:30 PM   #1
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Can you give me ideas on decorating my oscar's new 55 gallon? She's a baby (only 2 inches), and this will be her home for a year until I go bigger.

I know the no sharp edges rule. I was thinking black sand. I was also thinking pennywort and wisteria (high nitrates in tap and this helps a lot) and the plants are cheap here so I don't care if she tears them up. But I'm at a loss on decor! Rocks? Wood? PVC?


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Old 09-27-2014, 06:14 PM   #2
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put a few rocks maybe some driftwood if you need to lower ph and rocks for hight ph
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I would go for floating plants. Any rooted plants are unlikely to do well in a tank with an oscar.

I use a mix of driftwood and rocks in my oscar tank so just go with what you like. Don't worry about any changes to pH that is associated with them.
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Silly question but can I get rocks from the beach and soak them? Or only River rocks


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I put some beach rocks in my 30.. all good.. soaked them for a few weeks though with many wcs

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Old 09-27-2014, 08:55 PM   #6
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I think I have a river rock area so I'll check there first


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Although the long soak with wc's works, you could always boil it like 3 times and then soak it for a day or two.

Thats what I did when I went rock collecting around the neighborhood for my RCC tank.
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On a side note- I'm at work and my fiancé googled a pic of 'dead tiger oscar' to send me and freak me out... I told him he owes me a filter since he scared me half to dead


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Although the long soak with wc's works, you could always boil it like 3 times and then soak it for a day or two.

Thats what I did when I went rock collecting around the neighborhood for my RCC tank.
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I could certainly boil and soak. There's a great beach here with large stones.


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