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post #21 of 30 Old 11-17-2009, 06:32 PM
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YES.you have to wash aquarium sand...trust me. I didnt and it was a bitch. My water was never clear. Last week i finally tore everything down,rinsed the sand,and now finally my water is clear.
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post #22 of 30 Old 11-17-2009, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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i see so either way it would be better to get the play sand
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post #23 of 30 Old 11-18-2009, 12:23 AM
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yes definatly get play sand.

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post #24 of 30 Old 11-18-2009, 07:58 AM
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Looks like a razor-blade glass scraper and some time will get all that paint/glue off. The tape I would definitely remove, might be hiding a big crack or something.

On the sand/gravel thing I'd just measure the depth inside the tank to what I want. If you're gonna have live plants, 2-3 inches sounds about right. make sure you really wash the sand though. Otherwise you will have cludy water every time a fish stirs it up. Good luck, seems like you got a good deal. Oh yeah, for the top look for a hood at the local 2nd hand store or in the paper. A hood with a light would really spif it up.
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post #25 of 30 Old 11-18-2009, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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i got the glue off. the paint isnt a big deal i dont think im going to worry about it

i can get a 44 LB bag of play sand for like 8$ so yeah lol
but currently im unemployed so i have no money to spend on anything lol
i want to get the sand before winter though since itll be really cold and cleaning out the sand outside in the winter is gunna suck
i have a thread subscribed with a nice detailed tutorial on cleaning the sand too :)

yeah im probably going to do 2-3 inches i want to get plants make it nice and pretty for my loaches :)
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post #26 of 30 Old 02-14-2010, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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so this is what ended up happening with this aquarium :)







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post #27 of 30 Old 02-15-2010, 08:26 PM
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What kind of turtle is that?

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post #28 of 30 Old 02-28-2010, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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sorry about the late reply i didnt notice i had a response!
its a Mississippi Map Turtle :)

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post #29 of 30 Old 03-01-2010, 05:14 AM
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He's certainly a cute little guy. Apparently they max out at about 8 inches, with males being even smaller? They sound like a much better option than the familiar yet much larger red-eared sliders that are so common.

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post #30 of 30 Old 03-07-2010, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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yeah female Res get MASSIVE
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