I would consider myself a 15 maybe? I learned how to work on cars because I refuse to pay shop prices, and I now know how to change cylinder heads, transmissions and I am confident in just about anything involving a car. So when it comes to fish tanks if I heard or read about a way to do something I would really want to. The limitation is that I am stuck to hand held power tools. I can't afford, and don't have room for, table saws and things like that. I plan on building the "housing" myself. I would have more fun building a stand and top myself than buying one from the store!
The more I read about SW
tanks the more I think that I should probably stick to FW
for now. I get out of the Army in a little over two years and I will be moving from Georgia back to somewhere in the south west. I can't imagine that that would go well with a full set up SW
tank. Anyone else done a move like that with a SW
I read somewhere else that you can use silica sand (sand box sand) as a substrate with clay underneath. I am VERY tired of aquarium gravel but all of the sand that I have seen at the LFSs were for SW
and had all kinds of bacteria that made it really expensive. Is there a way to buy clay? The lady that was writing the article that I read said that she just dug it up and washed it in a pillow case. I am not so comfortable with doing this myself because my luck I would dig it up from an Agent Orange dump spot or something. Thanks!