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Old 06-05-2015, 04:54 PM   #8631
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Well... that may be pretty bad.. but where do you think all that waste ends up with sand?

Planted tank it's used as nutrients. Normal tank? Mixed in with the sand and vacuumed off the top.


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Old 06-05-2015, 05:56 PM   #8632
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Nice dude. I think that north Carolina stiff might poison the tank, lol. But I dig it. Love them peacocks and syno's.

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The rock is from the mountains and the river was hardly polluted (there were animals that were pollution non tolerant.) and I cleaned everything with hot water and a scrub brush.
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Spent most of the day trying to figure out how I'm going to move my family, myself, all our belongings, and 4 fully stocked tanks into a new house within 25 days >.<

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Spent most of the day trying to figure out how I'm going to move my family, myself, all our belongings, and 4 fully stocked tanks into a new house within 25 days >.<

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Old 06-05-2015, 09:00 PM   #8635
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Got an empty tank... Updates soon


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Old 06-05-2015, 09:04 PM   #8636
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Planted tank it's used as nutrients. Normal tank? Mixed in with the sand and vacuumed off the top.


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A gravel substrate traps a lot of detritus and if not cleaned this can be a source of nitrates. Sand does not trap the detritus at all (this is why people say sand is cleaner) but if you're trapping the detritus in the gravel and vaccing the substrate regularly those nitrates will never be released in the water column.

Gravel is more work to clean, but imho if done properly it can help contribute to an overall healthier tank.
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Tell me about it. Hoping for a hail Mary from god and mortgage loan officer at the moment to try and buy a place. Tired of renting and listening to peoples rules.

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I rinsed out a bag of flourite and got two rocks for my 55g which I am filling up as soon as i clean out my 10g
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As promised.. What does a fish lover do when his father hands him $100 on vacation to use on whatever? Buy a new tank of course! Already know what's going in it. Been wanting a dwarf puffer for a very long time! It's a 10g planted tank.

Floromax substrate with some black sand mixed in for easier planting and depth.

Plants:
Staurogyne repens
Cryptocoryne undulata
Cyprus helferi

Using a precycled filter from another tank

And of course I got some pond snails for free from a certain pet store. Gave me like 25 to take home free. They are culturing in the 2.5g.

Really my only concern is the lighting. It's a small clip on finnex and I really worry if it is big enough for the whole tank.

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