Originally Posted by juanBeegas
Have you thought of swapping out the wood chips for slate chips instead?
The urge hit me about 45 minutes before I posted the pic. In that time, I grabbed the tank out of storage, emptied what was left in the bottom of one of my Aquasoil bags into it, threw on a coat and walked out in the yard and found the wood chips.
I imagine they'll give me heck trying to keep them down. I wanted to see if I could get the look in something this small. I'd love to use rocks instead. There's a place or two I know of where I could try to find some. I'd definitely have to smash them up and hope I get some lucky fragments. Still, it would look better and be much easier to work with.
To give you some idea of how available stuff is around here, I'd have to order the cherries, the hairgrass and HC, the Rasboras, had to order the tanks and branchy driftwood, the lights, the filters, the substrates...the hardest part is definitely getting my hands on the stuff and all the shipping costs are making it more expensive than it should have to be. So far, the wood chips will be the only thing that doesn't come through the mail.
Originally Posted by Pseud
This looks like a fun project.
I've been very excited over these three tanks. Something about their size makes them seem less daunting and it's actually easier for me to decide on the layouts. I'm having a lot of fun with them. I'm still not sure what kind of hardscape I want to do in the 10 gallon. It's narrow and long so I definitely need to draw the eye across it rather than into it.