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you asked for it so here it is! this is the beginning. this is all I have done so far.

cheap very... kinda of sad I didn't get black sand but I saved!



black obsidian.







now I have a question after all the pics :p now since im using dirt. can I use the same set up for lighting as my other tank (2 48in t8 bulbs) or should I up the light?
 

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Have you checked out Black Diamond Blasting sand? It's pretty cheap, although I'm not sure how safe it is for substrate dwellers.
 

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yeah i looked in to it. its made right down the road from where i live. i wanted it but if in the future i might want some bottom buddies so i got the play sand.
 

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yeah i looked in to it. its made right down the road from where i live. i wanted it but if in the future i might want some bottom buddies so i got the play sand.
Wise decision.

And, yes in answer to your earlier question on light.
 

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:thumbsup: im not sure what kind of plants I want to put in there yet. def some swords, corkscrew vals, dwarf watter lettuce. unsure on the rest tho!
 

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The different sections look cool:) cant wait to see how it comes along. Do you have plans for fish yet?
 

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ive mostly been looking into plants as of right now but i know as for fish im def going with a shoal of cardinal tetras but im not sure on anything else yet. ive been thinking about a whiptail catfish too i really really like these dudes.
 

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this is my view every moring!


i got started on planting a couple plants last night. i think tonight or tomorrow ill be picking up some more.


 

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what a lovely view in the morning :-D
 

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got some more plants in this weekend. more jungle val, some type of anubias, red ludwigia, Staurogyne repens, and some weird super curly plant. i have not a clue what it is. maybe someone can id it ? its an awesome sight! :) i feel like it missing something tho maybe...
 

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very nice, and i like the build up on the right hand side of the picture
on the bottom .:-D
 
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