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Post  tercel94 on Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:46 pm

Thanks to Neogeo20041!!! Still need some driftwood a background and few more plants but I like it so far. Very Happy 



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Post  tercel94 on Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:51 pm

Feel free to make some suggestions

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Post  neogeo20041 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:38 am

Get some rocks Smile
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Post  Amp2020 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:41 am

If you need more plants and background, you'll find plenty of them at the next JRAS meet this Wednesday night. Send me your email address and I'll forward you the information for this meet. Going to have a big plant swap.

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Post  tercel94 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:46 am

Will try to get some rocks. Where you think I could find them?? At Schoolz of fish?

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Post  Doxiemom on Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:50 am

Very nicely done...A black (or deep blue) background will make your colors POP!! You can get slate/rock at a garden center....same stuff, LESS money!!
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Post  neogeo20041 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:10 pm

I will suggest checking garden center first like doxiemom said. If you don't want to spend any money I would just pick up some from the street or James river Razz and boil them before putting them in my tank.
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Post  williemcd on Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:27 pm

I find it incredible that some folks would even consider BUYING rocks! The James is full of em!

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Post  tercel94 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:59 pm

Taking a trip to the James river this weekend LOL I just add the black background and it looks great!!!

Thanks Guys

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Post  Amp2020 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:14 am

A word of warning. If you pull any rocks out of the water, be sure to either bleach it or cook the rocks. There's many little critters that you don't want in your tank. That includes parasites such as ick. Even if you grab dry rock, be sure to soak it in a bucket of water for a bit. Never know what toxins could have washed up onto the rocks.

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Post  tercel94 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:19 am

Thanks for the advice!!!

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Post  tercel94 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:20 am

Any nice or specific spot that I should go to get the rocks? or it doesn't meter?

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Post  neogeo20041 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:05 pm

anywhere near water will be good Smile
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Post  Doxiemom on Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:37 pm

Bill....why did I not think of the obvious!! Thanks!
Can't wait to see the pics of the changes you're making! Just an FYI...I use a few drops (1 tsp. per gallon, approx!) of bleach on the rocks in my tanks when cleaning! Just soak the new rock in a bucket or bowl for about an hour....rinse, rinse, rinse!!
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Post  tercel94 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:49 pm

Just install the black background!!!


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Post  Amp2020 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:01 pm

If you can't find the look or size of rock you want, I suggest going to a local landscape/ nursery. Most of them also sell rock and gravel. I built a slate wall for a 150 gallon tank from top to bottom. The rock was $0.29 per lb. you just drive your vehicle onto a scale, load up, weigh your vehicle again, and they'll figure out the weight for you.


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Post  tercel94 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:06 pm

Wow that tank looks amazing!!

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Post  tercel94 on Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:32 am

Just added a few rocks!!!!


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Post  verbal on Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:41 pm

Nice looking rock wall.

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Post  neogeo20041 on Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:27 am

Looking good
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Post  Doxiemom on Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:04 am

Now THAT looks AWESOME!!!!bounce 
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Post  kat12 on Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:53 am

I like the look of that... now to rock hunt....

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Post  kat12 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:26 pm

the tank looks so much huger than a 10 gallon!

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Post  tercel94 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:40 pm

I wish it was bigger hehehee. I will post some new picture the plants has been growing like crazy!!!

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Post  tercel94 on Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:36 am

Here's my 10 gallon with the RCS. BTW I need to talk to Anik to see what I'm doing wrong after 2 months of healthy RCS the start dying without a reason all my parameters were good. Sad

You could see the difference in the plants from the first pic.


And this is my 5 gallons with a few guppies.

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