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Old 08-10-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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Hello 55g :)

I am not per say a new fish keeper but not an experienced one either. I am wanting to do a low-tech planted tank. Plan to use pool filter sand as substrate. Any and all suggestions welcome. Im picking up the tank tonight or tomorrow along with 2 50lb bags of Pfs to clean lol. Thank you in advance for any and all help!!

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Old 08-10-2013, 11:43 PM   #2
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PFS is good just rinse well. I put the sand in and a little water then plants and then fill up the tank. I set a dish down so my sand doesn't go all over as I fill the tank.
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I ended up getting play sand instead the Pfs was really really fine grained. Play sand is a bit larger. Going to clean and setup substrate tomorrow. Only lights i have are the 2 24" ones that came with the starter kit so im pretty sure they won't grow anything lol.
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:10 PM   #6
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Thanks! Tank is setup starting fish less cycle! Will introduce first fish next month if everything goes well!

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Fake plants will go once i get better lightning for real plants haha. Any advice and comments welcome on layout and stocking options.
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Hi Brandon, welcome to the forum nice looking tank! Maybe some driftwood?
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Yea I want some, just dont have spare cash. Only 1 fish store around here that isn't a "chain" store. And there drift wood is around 1.99 per lb. nice elephant nose ! Also what are the worm/eel looking things in your album?
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Yea I want some, just dont have spare cash. Only 1 fish store around here that isn't a "chain" store. And there drift wood is around 1.99 per lb. nice elephant nose ! Also what are the worm/eel looking things in your album?
Thanks! That's my kuhli loach started out with 8 now i have 14 lol cool little guy's
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