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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-03-2003, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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I consider this my practice tank, it may end up in my office. the background is just my one from when it had fish, it will be replaced.

Ten gallon, single strip light, potting soil/gravel.
lemon button fern, fluffy ruffle fern, aluminum plant, baby tears, unidentified tropical.
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sweet! looks good for frogs!
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Is that weed in there? Kidding! Nice furns, Take more pics when they fill out and watch out when using potting soil, the fertilizer could ruin the tank seams. (Those little white Styrofoam balls are time released fertilizer pellets.) They may do nothing, but one mix I purchased turned the caulking yellow, and made it shrink, pulling it from the surface of the glass... I didn't mind, because I never intended to use it as an aquarium.
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Yeah I agree potting soil is no good if it gets to wet it will also rot and kill plants or it will compact. I would fix it now before its to late. Most pet stores sell bricks of coconut fiber or husk for bedding. You soak it in water and the brick makes about 7 quarts it works great all natural and you can get it as wet as you want. Here is what I use.
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