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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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