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So basically.... I will now bombard you with a thousand questions.
I have found a big interest in aquascaping my tank to make it an even more breathtaking centerpiece for my room.
Shane I's aquarium has EXACTLY what I am looking for as far as rocks. I wanted to do the whole pile-rocks-up-to-make-good-hiding-places-for-fish-thing, but I couldn't reach him with a full inbox
I included a picture of it however.
I have so many questions though!
I heard rocks raise your pH. Mine is already at 8.0. Is there a way to add rocks without doing that?
How do you know what rocks are safe?
How do you "mold" them together so they don't fall on fish when you do water changes and stuff?
Where do you find the special rocks to use?
Also, I am wanting to change my ugly looking gravel to sand. Sand would look SO MUCH BETTER imo
so I'm wondering about that to.
Whenever I do water changes, I vacuum the gravel. What do I do for sandy substrate?
How do I clean sand?
How do I remove the gravel/add sand safely?
Will doing this process affect water parameters enough to harm fish?
Is there specific sands I should be looking for?
I will also be adding plants for the first time if I do this aquascaping project. I don't know hardly anything about plants but all I know is that I for sure want Amazon Swords (for my angels) and probably a couple moss balls. I will obviously be doing my plant reading up later though once I find out enough about the sand/gravel and the rock formation I want to do.
Any and all help is VERY MUCH appreciated! This is something I really want to do! And just in case this helps:
10x red eye tetras
2x black mollies
1x female betta
1x red tailed shark
1x Cory cat (schoolers I know - only temporary)
1x juvenile tiger Oscar
2x ghost glass catfish
2x feeder guppy fry (in a breeder box)
2x Khuli loaches
4x mystery snails
15x (approximate) ghost shrimp
My tank is a 55 gallon long