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  1. 10 Gallon tank idea

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi everyone I am new to the hobby, and I have a 10 gallon tank I want to startup lightly planted.plan on using sand substrate, Anubias, And one or two other species of plants. with some rocks and driftwood.As for creatures I would like some ghost shrimp, one top water fish,malaysian trumpet...
  2. Adventure into Wonderland: Refurbishing 65g Tank and Stand

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    So maybe I've gone a liiiiiittle tank crazy but I can't help myself. I have live plants in my 46 gallon, my 20 gallons, even my 2.5 gallon tank but they also have artificial backdrops and decor that looks kind of... well, cheesy. I wanted to make a big planted tank that blends the beauty of a...
  3. Looking for advice on my 20 gallon tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello, I set up a tank just I guess 6-8 months ago. The tank is 20 gallons with florescent lighting 100 watt heater and an old fluval 2 plus filter. It is decorated with driftwood, plants (anubias, java fern, crypts and hygrophila), clay flowerpots and a sand substrate. It houses a bristlenose...
  4. multiple questions about one tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello, I set up a tank just I guess 6-8 months ago. The tank is 20 gallons with flouressent liting 100 watt heater and an old fluval 2 plus filter. It is decorated with driftwood, plants (anubias, java fern, crypts and hygrophila), clay flowerpots and a sand substrate. It houses a bristlenose...
  5. Peacock Eel Refuses To Dig O.o!

    Ancient Fish
    Hi all I recently switched from a gravel substrate to sand and now my Peacock Eel refuses to burrow like he has done every since I got him (4 years ago). I switched to the sand substrate because after a lot of time spent surfing numerous fish forums, it seems to be the general consensus that...
  6. Best Plants for Sand and Corydoras?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hey everyone. I hope you are all doing well and your tank problems are nonexistent. I had to scrap my old tank because we moved to a temporary residence until we get our house. Haven't posted on here in months. Wanted to thank Byron for all the advice. New tank will be Corydoras...
  7. Substrate swap journal

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a coloured gravel substrate in both of my tanks. Three main reasons I am switching to a sand substrate: 1. I have Schwartzs cory (Corydoras schwartzi). Sand will make them more comfortable. 2. I have 2 amazon swords, a wide leaf sag (Chilensis), and two something that look like ludwigia...
  8. didn't rinse my sand enough?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So we got a new 60 gal tank from a friend. With great excitement we decided to switch to sand for the first time. I went out and bought two 50lb bags of the quikrete play sand from lowes (by byrons suggestion). Spent the morning rinsing it, to the point where I thought it was throughly rinsed...
  9. sand or gravel?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    ive been wondering about this for a while, so i figured i'd go ahead and ask :) how are aquarium sand and gravel different, in cleaning, bacteria, fish preferences, ect? is there one better than the other? easyer? thanks x
  10. some questions about sand in tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So we are wanting to go for a different look in our tank. We took out the green/black gravel and are wanting to use sand. I really want to use white sand. I also want to add live plants we well. We have a freshwater tank Question 1. What is the best sand to get? Question 2. Will I be able to...
  11. Sand Washing/Rinsing Tutorial

    Member Submitted Articles
    How to clean sand for your aquarium Items needed: 1. Bucket Preferably 5 gallon (i used a drink cooler with gallon marks) 2. Inert sand (I used play sand for this tut) 3. Garden hose ( you dont need the handle thing just a plain old hose will work) 4. Good amount of spare time Here is the...
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