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Old 12-19-2012, 04:45 PM   #1
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What do you all think of my tank so far...fish coming soon...I also want to make a structure from sheet rock for one of the sides and will be adding more plants as well. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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Nice driftwood. Once the plants start growing in it will look great.

Sheet rock? Do you mean like what is used for walls? It will melt in water and I'm not sure if it is even safe to use in aquariums.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:21 PM   #3
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sheet rock will kill everything in a tank in a very short time ; not to mention the huge mess it will make..
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:24 PM   #4
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He means like pieces of slate, I think. Small slabs of rock. Yeah, Those usually look great, and you can make caves and shelters out of them for nocturnal species, among other fish. It's fun to mess with underwater architecture sometimes. They can also be rearranged to break up territories. Lol, I'm guessing Sheetrock isn't safe either, and as P said, that's an awesome piece of driftwood.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:29 PM   #5
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haha yep slate is what i meant not sheet rock. Sorry for the confusion.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:30 PM   #6
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:18 PM   #7
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its a 50 gallon tank
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:39 AM   #8
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you might be an aquarium addict if.......you see a photo of someone else's new 50 gal. tank, and you actually start to salivate a little, as you think of all the ways you could stock it!

nice tank! what kind of fishy community are you thinking of? plants?
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:36 AM   #9
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haha C. King i know what you mean. I am going to keep low light plants in there because I have the marineland double bright led lighting so I can keep anything that needs bright lights. Porbably just anubias and java fern. As far as fish go I am going with 2 German Blue Rams, 2 Apisto Agassizi, 6 panda corys and 6 tiger barbs.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:00 AM   #10
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luv panda cories. Can't find 'em around here.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:58 AM   #11
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i would suggest a background. it really does look great, but some fish just feel safer with something they think they can hide against.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:13 PM   #12
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Graceful, I was actually thinking about that..I think I may get one that is just one neutral color unless i can find one that I really like
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:02 PM   #13
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I've always liked some background, it helps cover the cords, etc. One cheap one that looks nice is to use the colored florist foil (they use it to wrap flowers) It is waterproof, and you can wrinkle it up to give a 3d effect, like caves. You can buy it by the ft. at a florist shop. They dont usually sell it like that, and may look at you a little funny, but I've never had a problem getting it. comes in many colors, blue & green being most common.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:09 PM   #14
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i have a background in my 8 gallon, im not sure weather the fish care to be honest but it does look more aesthetically pleasing.
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