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BJWTech 10-13-2012 12:14 AM

10 Gallon Low Tech - Take Two!
 
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Well after realizing my 10 Gallon Tank had a slow leak, I decided to try a better aquascape on this endeavor.

I am using a 10 Gallon Petsmart Kit. I replaced the bulbs with 15 watt 6500k spiral lamps. I added some pebbles and a nice piece of driftwood.

What do you think of the scape?

First I added a pile of sand where the rock pile was going to be. I did not want the top soil to be under a big pile of rocks and driftwood....

I then filled in the remaining area with sifted EarthGro Top Soil (.75"), capped with .75" of sand.

I included a close up pic of the Driftwood....

nightshadebel 10-13-2012 12:24 AM

It looks great so far!

Zefrik 10-13-2012 01:18 AM

Awesome! I like the driftwood and rocks a lot.

BJWTech 10-13-2012 03:11 AM

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Originally Posted by nightshadebel (Post 2041537)
It looks great so far!

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Originally Posted by Zefrik (Post 2041582)
Awesome! I like the driftwood and rocks a lot.

Thank you! Hoping to get the tannins out over the next month or so with frequent water changes....

Big O 10-13-2012 03:43 AM

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

BJWTech 10-13-2012 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Big O (Post 2041724)
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

Thanks! Does the top soil tend to lower pH? I am hoping so...

finsNfur 10-13-2012 07:51 PM

Wow, I really like the rocks and driftwood.

BJWTech 10-13-2012 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by finsNfur (Post 2042205)
Wow, I really like the rocks and driftwood.

Thank you!

BeachBum2012 10-13-2012 10:31 PM

That is quite the awesome piece of driftwood. I love it.

theshadybird 10-14-2012 04:15 AM

I'm excited to see how this fills out! Planning to include any fauna?

BJWTech 10-14-2012 05:32 AM

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Originally Posted by theshadybird (Post 2042550)
I'm excited to see how this fills out! Planning to include any fauna?

I am thinking a shrimp tank....

BJWTech 10-15-2012 05:45 PM

I had to leave the tank to it's own devices for a week. Vegas baby! We will see how it fares... :)

MateoM 10-15-2012 09:45 PM

Wow, amazing piece of wood. Is it hollow or just the front looks that way?

BJWTech 10-16-2012 02:17 AM

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Originally Posted by MateoM (Post 2044409)
Wow, amazing piece of wood. Is it hollow or just the front looks that way?

Hollow all the way through. :)

GMYukonon24s 10-16-2012 04:15 PM

Nice start to the tank


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