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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Turn 20 gallon into something cool?

I have a 20 gallon tall gathering dust and I thought it would be cool to set up sometimes appropriate for this side of the forums. Does anyone have any ideas for a cool project with one? Looking for something relatively low tech. I don't want animals In it I don't think, it's in my room and don't want odor or noise. Was considering desert theme. Tropical would be cool too though.

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A terrarium would be low tech. All dry land with a false bottom. Any vivarium or wet and dry area would require more planing. The problems with a 20g tank is that it isn't tall enough to accommodate larger and taller plants. For the background, you can even skip the foam based one if you can slope the back higher and covering the back with driftwood and rocks.

I see many vivariums in which people would spend too much time and effort to setup a really nice, realistic tropical rainforest background using foam spray but their plant selections in the middle of the tank itself are meh....

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