I was helping my landlord put up a new fence today and after we dug the holes out I realized I should steal some of the clay for a MTS substrate. I was going to use ADA AS but it is much too expensive locally, but I have lots of black flourite. Probably enough to use only flourite. I will pick up some topsoil and start mineralizing it, maybe tomorrow. The clay is on a tarp all broken up to dry it out and I will crush it to powder.
I will also be picking up some 5/8" or 3/4" birch ply so I can skin my stand and cut a piece for under the tank. Right now the plywood is only 1/4" so it wouldn't add any support to the bottom.