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View Poll Results: Which Sand for my tanks?
#1 Mekong Sand 3 23.08%
#2 Congo Sand 10 76.92%
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:32 AM   #1 
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Help me decorate! :D

Hey all,

I'm rather indecisive about some things... and as for which color sand to put in my tanks, I'm terribly stumped.

The look I'm going for is more of a hard scape with river rock, drift wood, anubias, marimo balls and dwarf water lettuce. I want it to be simple and organic.

Here's a variation of the drift wood I'll be using so you can at least see the colors, the shapes will vary.



The river rock I'll be using will include shades of gray and I'll also be using smaller black pebbles.





And here's the two sands I like, but can't decide which sand will be more appropriate for my tank/theme.

#1 Mekong Sand


#2 Congo Sand


I think the drift wood would contrast nicely with the dark sand, but like wise, the river rock will contrast nicely with the lighter sand.

Thanks for the help! :D
If you have other sand suggestions, just let me know. ^^

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Old 05-03-2011, 11:51 AM   #2 
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I picked the darker sand, seems like it would look a bit more natural having the darker sand with the darker rocks
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:52 AM   #3 
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I picked the darker sand, seems like it would look a bit more natural having the darker sand with the darker rocks
Yeah, that's what I was thinking too. Thanks! :D
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:17 PM   #4 
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I like the congo sand and black pebbles.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:27 PM   #5 
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I think the darker sand would look great.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:42 PM   #6 
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The congo sand would make the fish and plants *pop* out more :)
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:43 PM   #7 
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Thanks guys! :D

I completely agree and am sold on the darker sand. :)
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:50 PM   #8 
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Yesss, the congo sand!!
Your aquarium is gonna look beautiful!
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:59 AM   #9 
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Definitely the Congo sand. It'll make the drift wood pop out more.
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