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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-24-2015, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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New aquarist, question on substrate for 'hills'

Hi all, I'm starting my first 10 gallon aquarium. I want to do a rolling hills type of scape which I will hopefully be carpeting with HC or something like it. The problem is, I ordered too little substrate 3 lbs marfied controsoil. I kinda don't wanna spend another $41 on another 10 lbs. Is there anyway to fill my tank? IE: mixing with other cheaper substrate, layering with rock (remember, I'm going for a rolling hills scape) or anything else? Thanks in advance!
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All you need to do is fill up some pantyhose with broken up lava rock and lay them down before you add your substrate. It keeps it light and gives you the shape you want. It's also easy to shape them while their in the pantyhose too so that you can create cup shaped areas to add the substrate.

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