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Old 10-13-2012, 12:14 AM   #1
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Default 10 Gallon Low Tech - Take Two!

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....
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:24 AM   #2
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It looks great so far!
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:18 AM   #3
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Awesome! I like the driftwood and rocks a lot.
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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....
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:43 AM   #5
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Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:39 PM   #6
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Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
Thanks! Does the top soil tend to lower pH? I am hoping so...
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Wow, I really like the rocks and driftwood.
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Wow, I really like the rocks and driftwood.
Thank you!
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:31 PM   #9
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That is quite the awesome piece of driftwood. I love it.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:15 AM   #10
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I'm excited to see how this fills out! Planning to include any fauna?
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I'm excited to see how this fills out! Planning to include any fauna?
I am thinking a shrimp tank....
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I had to leave the tank to it's own devices for a week. Vegas baby! We will see how it fares...
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Wow, amazing piece of wood. Is it hollow or just the front looks that way?
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Wow, amazing piece of wood. Is it hollow or just the front looks that way?
Hollow all the way through.
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Nice start to the tank
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