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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-03-2014, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, currently my RCS have been living in a 5.5 gallon bowfront. I took advantage of the $1 gallon sale and purchased them a 10 gallon.
I have this vision for a 3D rocky mountain look. I am going to use red lava rocks to create this look. I am not sure what plants/moss that will be planted in crevices/foreground. I am thinking to use the rest of the play sand I have but it is biege/tan; therefore, my RCS color won't pop...hmmm
I will be using 2 metal clip-on lights without the clips with I guess 2- 13 watt cfl's.


Any suggestions for plants/moss/etc...? No messy/floating mosses.
How would you transition your shrimpies once tank is flooded?

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I'd use black blasting sand; it's what I've always used on my shrimp tanks and its $8 for a 50# bag. Makes their colors POP!
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I'd use black blasting sand; it's what I've always used on my shrimp tanks and its $8 for a 50# bag. Makes their colors POP!
Where can I get the blasting sand? Also, what is the best way to transfer RCS into their new tank?

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Tractor supply. Look near the air compressors.
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The black blasting sand is discussed at length in these forums and is generally popular. A search should answer any questions you might have about it.
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Tractor supply. Look near the air compressors.
Ty....I found this online, is this what I should be looking for?
http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/stor...b?cm_vc=-10005
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Ty....I found this online, is this what I should be looking for?
http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/stor...b?cm_vc=-10005
They hide this stuff like crazy! The past 2 times I've bought it I had to ask for help to find it!

Anyways... the bag should look like this

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They hide this stuff like crazy! The past 2 times I've bought it I had to ask for help to find it!

Anyways... the bag should look like this
Why do they hide it...lol? Is it safe for corydora's also?
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Lol just kind of a joke because I guess I always have problems finding it at the store.

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Update:

Okay, I bought the sand and today I built one rocky mountain on the left side.
I am thinking of placing a Bonsai tree to the right with a few lava rocks by it.
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Sorry I had to tape paper on the back...it was too busy...lol
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Why do they hide it...lol? Is it safe for corydora's also?

Yes. While the name "blasting abrasive" sounds nasty, it's actually rounded and very nice to touch. No issue with Corydoras.


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Yes. While the name "blasting abrasive" sounds nasty, it's actually rounded and very nice to touch. No issue with Corydoras.


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It is by far the best inert sand you can buy. I don't think I will ever buy petco brand sand again! I love black sand and it is perfect.

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Update:

Added BBS a couple days ago. Originally I wa going to have a smaller mountain on the right side too, but I think I should do something different that will bring the tank out. As of now I am trying to find a piece of wood that I can make a Bonsai tree with or a stump on the other side. If not then I will figure something else out for that side.
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Yes. While the name "blasting abrasive" sounds nasty, it's actually rounded and very nice to touch. No issue with Corydoras.


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It is nice to touch. Hmmm you know you said they "hide" it....lol....I went to the store and walked all around and I didn't see it...so I asked an associate where is it...he said, "Oh, how many bags you need and I will get them?" I thought of you saying they hied it....lol
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