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Old 12-29-2013, 07:19 PM   #1
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I want to redo my tank!

My 10g really needs to be redone. Its ok, but i need it looking better, at a minimum price. I would like sand. Any thoughts?
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My 10g really needs to be redone. Its ok, but i need it looking better, at a minimum price. I would like sand. Any thoughts?
When I redo my tanks I like getting sand and new driftwood (can be found outside) for a quick pick-me-up. Also, getting a few different plants or getting rid of a few really help. Perhaps a picture can help us
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:29 AM   #3
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I want to redo my tank!

Yea, id like to do java fern planted with sand and driftwood, sounds cool! Oh, pic:

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$10 can get you more than enough sand for your substrate. You can get white silica sand, black sandblasting sand, brown play sand, or a light brown pool filter sand.

Just be sure to wash them very thoroughly before use.
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This is what I would do:

Go to home depot and grab a bag of silica sand or pool filter sand. About $8 for 50#. You can also get black diamond blasting sand for the same price. With the blasting sand you cant keep anything like cory cats or loaches.

I'd get rid of the fake decor. Generally with stock lighting you can grow low light plants, which are pretty inexpensive. Anubias, Crypts, Java Fern, Bolboitis (sp), moss, and marimo moss balls. If you don't want live plants, get some natural colored silk ones.

I'd collect some rocks, or go online and buy some driftwood. The right piece will make the tank. You can buy a fairly cheap piece of driftwood on ebay. While on ebay, pick up some DIY Oscomote + root tabs, which you will need. I got about 100 for $5 shipped.

I would also get a black background.

Lastly, what is your tank stocking?
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This is kinda random but I suggest adding more water, it looks low
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This is kinda random but I suggest adding more water, it looks low
I did today
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This is what I would do:

Go to home depot and grab a bag of silica sand or pool filter sand. About $8 for 50#. You can also get black diamond blasting sand for the same price. With the blasting sand you cant keep anything like cory cats or loaches.

I'd get rid of the fake decor. Generally with stock lighting you can grow low light plants, which are pretty inexpensive. Anubias, Crypts, Java Fern, Bolboitis (sp), moss, and marimo moss balls. If you don't want live plants, get some natural colored silk ones.

I'd collect some rocks, or go online and buy some driftwood. The right piece will make the tank. You can buy a fairly cheap piece of driftwood on ebay. While on ebay, pick up some DIY Oscomote + root tabs, which you will need. I got about 100 for $5 shipped.

I would also get a black background.

Lastly, what is your tank stocking?
Stock is 2 lyretail guppies, 1 whiteskirt tetra, 1 cobratail guppy, , 1 killy, a pleco and a red eye tetra ( watching for friend)
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Stock is 2 lyretail guppies, 1 whiteskirt tetra, 1 cobratail guppy, , 1 killy, a pleco and a red eye tetra ( watching for friend)
I live near a river. Could i clean and boil the wood on the beaches?
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