Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
That looks amazing! You did a great job. What bottom feeders are you thinking of adding? They are going to be in heaven!! Nice work.
I'm also impressed that you did this in less than three hours. I think it took me that long to swap out substrates on an itty bitty 6 gl.
thanks! I am thinking of panda cories or yoyo loaches... leaning a bit toward the loaches because i'm hoping they'll help control the snail population... but worried about the things I've heard about them being a bit aggressive sometimes... I really don't want them going after my angelfish because they are quite lovely veiltail ones that I don't see around here that often.
And I think timing myself helped keep me motivated and sped me up considerably. And the suggestion to use a spatula (from my other thread where I was talking about switching), but I bought a pet food scoop instead so I could move larger quantities at a time. Also after rinsing my first bucketful of sand, I opted to rinse smaller batches at a time and take more trips, which I think actually cut the time down considerably because when I tried rinsing more at a time, I must have dumped about 20 buckets of murky water before it was clean, rather than only having to do it 3-4 times for the smaller batches.
And I totally neglected my other pets, too... the dog was locked in her crate, and the cat was locked in the spare room just to keep them out of my way... I was DEFINITELY on a mission.