New pictures! Big change!
Hey everyone, last week I posted a few pictures of my 35 gallon community aquarium. Well on Saturday I decided to switch from larger bright white gravel to some nice silica sand. I'm looking into planting this tank over the next few months, so this is a start!
So here is a before picture:
And the night I switched to sand:
And now two days later, after the water cleared:
You can see my Bamboo Shrimp, my Julli Cory (soon to be adding 3 more), a few of my tiger barbs and danios, aswell as my Bolivian Ram! There is also a bristlenose pleco hiding behind some drift wood. Speaking of the driftwood, I boiled it for about 20 minutes which helped stop a lot of tanins being released into the water, keeping it nice and clear!
Let me know what you think!
You're pictures don't show up for me. Bummer, as I would have liked to have seen them....
hmm odd, let me work on it!
Here it is before:
Right after the sand switch:
aaaand two days later after the "dust" settled:
Your new substrate looks so much better! The white was so stark looking and now it looks more "natural". Nice job!
Thank you! That was the plan, with more live plants and maybe a few smaller peices of lava rock I can produce a much more natural aquarium for my fish!
Well you have achieved your goal of the tank looking natural. Background looks great, and the new substrate looks really good. I can't wait to see it planted! Good Luck,
I was actually thinking of trying a black background for the tank, but I'm not sure, I kind of like how "full" the scenic background makes the tank look. I think once I start planting it I might end up switching to black to showcase the live plants.
Thank you for your comments!
I have black backgrounds on my tanks and it really makes the plants stand out. I highly recommend black!
Very nice change. Love it.:-D
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