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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-08-2020, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Woo! I just started rescaping my 40g big time! I have Mopani wood and seiryu rocks as a barrier that will have natural gravel behind them and natural sand in front if them. I just finished gluing the rocks and wood together, and am waiting for them to dry a bit before I add my substrate. Iíll be filling with water tomorrow and adding my plants. All by plants and livestock are in a 20g with the filter from the tank in it.

Here is what it looked like before, it had an ugly fake sand river. After a year of goby construction the sand was mixed everywhere. Iíve always hated that sand but I know I needed to redo everything if I wanted to get rid of it.


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Following no specific design principles, Iím scaping to what I want it to look like. That tall drift wood will help hide my filter and also provide a perch for my white cheeked goby. Goby and great little fish, but they are ďlandscapersĒ so they dig and move gravel around to make little caves. Fun to watch and interact with, but not for anyone with aquascaping OCD.


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After two days Iíve added the fish back in! Here is my final work, with my wonderful minnows schooling together.


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😯 so with scaping you can glue wood an rocks together? Would it be safe going out to a natural River and getting rocks/wood for a tank? And boiling them? First time scape an I have a 40g tank. So everything is new to me.
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😯 so with scaping you can glue wood an rocks together? Would it be safe going out to a natural River and getting rocks/wood for a tank? And boiling them? First time scape an I have a 40g tank. So everything is new to me.


Gel Superglue is safe, or using pure silicone(buy the aquarium stuff)
I donít use wood I find in water, thereís to many pests and chemicals that wood can have. I use natural rocks all the time though! I donít recommend boiling rocks as they can explode. You can soak them in a vinagar water mix to sanatize them, or just scrub them. Porous rocks should be dried thoroughly and rinsed multiple times before using.

I actually gather the sand I used from our local beach side sand dunes. Not a single problem has occurred, and the sand is round from being in the ocean. I just rinsed it out really well.



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