Originally Posted by tiggity
This looks fantastic! I'm in a process of putting together a 10 gallon for my fire belly newt and I might use yours as a reference.
How is the play sand holding up in terms of supporting plant life and maintenance? I was thinking of going dirt but still unsure about it.
I'm forced to use sand because the newts can't have any kind of substrate that will cause impaction - like most planting substrates. I actually like it because I move my plants around a lot and it's pretty easy to plant in. I don't really have a problem with anaerobic spots because I keep it pretty shallow and have a lot of rooting plants.