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Old 02-20-2013, 11:07 PM   #1
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Hey everyone so before I start I have attached a picture of my current tank it's a 90 gallon, I liked the look with the ship for about a day lol then realized the ship is taking up to much room and it's to fake I wanna give the tank a natural look and give the fish more room in the tank and hopefully try to put in live plant since there's advantages I would like to put driftwood and rock big als was extremely expensive though if anyone has any information or any design on helping me rebuilding would be greatly appreciated thanks here's the pic
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:11 PM   #2
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You have the black sand that's a plus! Get some slate and river rocks. A few pieces of driftwood. If you want easy low light plants get some Anubis. You can glue them to the driftwood.

Also is the background painted or a print? You could always paint it black.
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The background is printed and taped to the back lol
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:35 PM   #4
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Ok, lol. You could switch to black to add the illusion of a bigger tank and deeper. If your a fan of driftwood, it would look nice and natural. Rocks and slate, making caves and tunnels. You can do so much!!
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Ahhhhhh that sounds amazing sweet km excited lol Umm any idea where I can get the rock and slat big Al wants 7 99 per pound
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:58 AM   #6
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Ahhhhhh that sounds amazing sweet km excited lol Umm any idea where I can get the rock and slat big Al wants 7 99 per pound
Have you tried homed depot? Lowes?
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Not yet but does it have to be a certain type
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Ahhhhhh that sounds amazing sweet km excited lol Umm any idea where I can get the rock and slat big Al wants 7 99 per pound
Agreed with Convict2161 .... Any home improvement or landscaping company should carry slate. You want the type used for path's / walkway's .. Those tend to be about an inch thick. Plenty strong to stack them. I also highly recommend rounded quartz river stones ... Again the same stores, plus I know Petco / Petsmart sell them.

DW and low light plants like Anubias and Java Fern will add to the natural look. Both can be attached to rock or DW. I used to have a similar pirate ship, other fake stuff in my 75gal and after a few months it all wore away from me. Plus your right ... The ship does eat up a fair amount of space.

The black sand and black background's the way to o ..IMO.
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Lol ya don't like the fake decorations anymore thanks gonna check it out
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:19 PM   #10
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Hey was thinking of a background like the pics I attached there about 200 on ebay
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