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Old 03-23-2013, 01:11 AM   #8881 
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I'd have to get rid of some crap to make room for more tanks. My Super Nintendo is on te floor between the mini fridge and the wall, and the other side of my bed is up against a wall. The place where my mushroom chair is at has a door on either side of it and the door to my room is right next to my brothers tank. I have two closets, one is where the power box to the house is located so I can't put anything in front of those doors. I want my brother to take his tank to his new house so I can move my ten gallon to there and have some more room (his tank had two loaches and a pleco and they hide 24/7 besides feeding time so it literally looks like its an empty tank). And I still don't have a fish in the tank on the left because I'm floating my plant QT tanks in there now and I was cycling the tank.

I'm just concerned about having to move all my tanks when I move out of my house. The college I'm going to doesnt allow fish in the dorms so naturally I'm getting an apartment instead despite my parents thinking its a bad idea. But that will mean more room, lol.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:31 AM   #8882 
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Is anyone here using sand in their tanks? Do you find it hard to clean and what sort of sand do you use?
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:41 AM   #8883 
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OK, finally I feel OK about posting my Inuyasha's new and improved home on here...he's my first and in the short month that I've had him, he's gone from a 1,5g w/silk plant and blue glass marbles to a 5g w/silk plants, white gravel and hollow log decor to a now planted tank with black sand and Greek/Roman temple...His color really pops in there now (thanks again to the forum members who made the suggestion in my thread! ), I'm loving it and so is he!!! He's especially diggin' the darker substrate I think because he ventures to the bottom a lot more than he used to. I've caught him resting under the anubias plant a time or two, but the hammock (no worries, metal wire removed) is still his fave now that the filter is running (that used to be THE spot before I was able to baffle it enough to run it lol ).
It's not overcrowded, is it? I was thinking of maybe adding some frogbit to float around...
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:55 AM   #8884 
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Is anyone here using sand in their tanks? Do you find it hard to clean and what sort of sand do you use?
Hi there, I recently made the switch from gravel to sand...I was worried about the difficulty of cleaning it as well...The vacuuming isn't bad, however, I must say the initial cleaning of it is...I went with black and it requires A LOT of rinsing before it stops clouding the water...I used the Petco brand, which is essentially ground up gravel and I hated the chemically smell of it...
Another thing I don't like about it is that some will float back to the surface after a water change and needs to be knocked back down lest your fish will mistake it for pellets lol. Other than that I do love how it looks, but I dread the mess if I ever decide to switch the substrate again lol
I hear pool sand might be the better way to go...less hassle to clean and no floating back up and such...
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:04 AM   #8885 
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Hi there, I recently made the switch from gravel to sand...I was worried about the difficulty of cleaning it as well...The vacuuming isn't bad, however, I must say the initial cleaning of it is...I went with black and it requires A LOT of rinsing before it stops clouding the water...I used the Petco brand, which is essentially ground up gravel and I hated the chemically smell of it...
Another thing I don't like about it is that some will float back to the surface after a water change and needs to be knocked back down lest your fish will mistake it for pellets lol. Other than that I do love how it looks, but I dread the mess if I ever decide to switch the substrate again lol
I hear pool sand might be the better way to go...less hassle to clean and no floating back up and such...

I do like gravel in the betta and tropical tank but I'm looking at getting an aqua one 25' horizon for an axolotl and they prefer sand but yeah I've never worked with it before and I would love to get black sand because i want to go black and green naturalish look but trying to find sand has bee alot harder than I thought
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:29 AM   #8886 
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Look in the reptile section of your pet store
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:15 AM   #8887 
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5.5 Gallon Tank with driftwood, mossball, wisteria, jungle val, micosword, java fern, and pygmy chain sword
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:10 PM   #8888 
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I'm just concerned about having to move all my tanks when I move out of my house. The college I'm going to doesnt allow fish in the dorms so naturally I'm getting an apartment instead despite my parents thinking its a bad idea. But that will mean more room, lol.
Just make sure that the apartments you want allow tanks as well. I've run into a few that don't allow tanks unless they're under 5 gallons.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:24 PM   #8889 
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Look in the reptile section of your pet store
The reptile section of my locals are a little pathetic their idea of a reptile is hermit crabs nothing else but I'll have a look

Thanks :)
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:31 PM   #8890 
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The reptile section of my locals are a little pathetic their idea of a reptile is hermit crabs nothing else but I'll have a look

Thanks :)
The betta section of my LFS is what is pathetic. My LFS has an AMAZING reptile section. I want a snake so bad, but my grandma is so afraid of them, lol.
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