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  1. General Freshwater
    I'm setting up a 20 gallon today or tomorrow and I'm thinking of doing half gravel on one side and half sand on the other. Mainly so the sand doesn't keep getting kicked up like it did in my other tank. Has anyone done anything like this? how's it look and any tips on doing it??
  2. Beginner Freshwater
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcfe4wn-j_M
  3. DIY (Do It Yourself)
    I just started my rocky 40 gal. FW tank about 2 months ago. Check out my homemade underwater mines (Moored Mine). I cast them out of a special epoxy from 6 different models that I made. They are anchored with a simple plastic disc and plastic chain. It is awesome how they sway with the current...
  4. General Freshwater
    Hello, I am getting some Black Kuhli Loaches, and I was wondering what kind of sand/gravel/substrate would be best, seen as though they burrow. Additionally, I am sort of on a budget so nothing too expensive. If you are to recommend gravel, then please make sure it has a small grain size. Thanks!
  5. Beginner Freshwater
    I went from nothing>rocks>sand>nothing. I dont like the look of having nothing at the bottom of my 10gal. So I swiched to rocks. Well then I had the problem of my ACFs not being able to find there food. So i went to sand. The sand got really smelly and black. So I went back to nothing. I don't...
  6. Catfish & Other Bottom Dwellers
    Hi! Since the last time I posted was last October, I would like to share my experience with Corydoras and barbel erosion. 13 gal: 1 SAE 14 Cories 6 Cardinal Tetra 6 Otos 20 gal: 6 Yoyo Loach 1 Common Pleco I have two tanks, a 13 gallon and a 20 gallon tank. Both uses the same riversand...
  7. Cichlids
    Hello Everyone - I have a 29 gallon tank and I plan on putting shell dwelling cichlids in it. As the tank is right now, I have texas holey rock, tufa rock, and lava rock for cover as well as the majority of the the open space on the bottom covered in shells. The substrate is sand. My question...
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