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I am extremely jealous of that storage system, smart planning.

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Thanks guys! From experience, which I'm sure we all have about this, there is never enough floor space in a stand. My current one is a jumbled mess! I'm hoping to find a couple of these to mount to the other door to house ferts, food, etc.: https://images.app.goo.gl/tdtRynXsMpMYJ26X8


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Picked these up today too, $115 later. That's a bit over 70lbs--floor tiles are a foot wide for reference. I have another ~40lbs in my 29g that I think will make it more than enough for this scape.



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Yay or nay? I still have to add some manzanita, more soil and some rubble.

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I like the depth and the focus point being in the middle , it'll look great once the plants grow in the back as well

Yeah, a few smaller pieces in front of the big ones will gradually soften the edges. I think it looks awesome.

Is this stone going to impact ph?
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Man that's looking good. Just the maintenance part, like vacuuming substrate around the rocks makes me nervous. That's why I appreciate other peoples scapes, I can see the progress without having to worry about maintenance part.


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Thanks guys. I wasn't sure about it last night but it's grown on me as of this a.m. I think with more soil in certain places my internal nit picking will quiet down.
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Is this stone going to impact ph?
It shouldn't. It's all lava and I've used smaller pieces from the same source in my previous tank without issues. I love me some seiryu stone, but I wanted a big hardscape in this tank and I knew it'd wreak havoc on my water--we've got great soft water in Seattle.
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Just a quick suggestion, but it may be worth it to make sure you can fit a hand between the hardscape and glass, all the way down to the substrate. You're going to need to be able to clean in there, and if there isn't room for your hand, it turns into a P.I.T.A.

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Just a quick suggestion, but it may be worth it to make sure you can fit a hand between the hardscape and glass, all the way down to the substrate. You're going to need to be able to clean in there, and if there isn't room for your hand, it turns into a P.I.T.A.
I totally get what you mean but idea is to slope the substrate quite a bit, maybe just 4 inches or so below the top of the rocks (in the back/sides). Whether I can keep that slope long term, we'll see!


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Dang dude where did you find rocks like that in Seattle??


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Dang dude where did you find rocks like that in Seattle??
Bonsai NW! Unfortunately they're closing this week (but reopening under new owners at some point in a different location, but who knows when). AND I pretty much cleaned them out, though they still have a few stones laying around.


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I need to find a source. Not willing to pay $7/lb at Aquarium Zen


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This is awesome! Can't wait to see the finished product. I'm actually waiting on a 3620 to get shipped any day now. They currently say 3-4 weeks and next week will be week 4 so fingers crossed!

Bump: This is awesome! Can't wait to see the finished product. I'm actually waiting on a 3620 to get shipped any day now. They currently say 3-4 weeks and next week will be week 4 so fingers crossed!
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