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Hey everyone so Iíve kept a ten gallon freshwater tank for about 3 years now (and a 4 month old reef), and now Iím planning for a bigger freshwater tank. Iím still trying to figure out which tank to get, but I know it will be between 40 to 50 gallons. I want to create a cool and peaceful aquascape with a sand waterfall if possible but havenít really done anything like this before. My freshwater tank I have now is mostly just plants no rocks so donít know about the hard scape. Donít really want to use driftwood. Iíve heard some stone have different effects on the tank so I havenít really looked into any yet because Iím afraid they will be bad for the tank. How would I create the aquascape? I will use dennerele 6 in 1 with sand on top (probably) and 1 or 2 ai prime hd freshwater (probably). Cant find my livestock list but I will be keeping some guppies, dwarf gourami, mollies, swordtails, red eyed tetras, Siamese algae eaters, maybe my golden algae eaters when they get bigger, and some loaches (forget the name I know it starts with the k kumhli or something sry donít know), freshwater clams, and some others that I will add to the post later.


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Hey everyone so Iíve kept a ten gallon freshwater tank for about 3 years now (and a 4 month old reef), and now Iím planning for a bigger freshwater tank. Iím still trying to figure out which tank to get, but I know it will be between 40 to 50 gallons. I want to create a cool and peaceful aquascape with a sand waterfall if possible but havenít really done anything like this before. My freshwater tank I have now is mostly just plants no rocks so donít know about the hard scape. Donít really want to use driftwood. Iíve heard some stone have different effects on the tank so I havenít really looked into any yet because Iím afraid they will be bad for the tank. How would I create the aquascape? I will use dennerele 6 in 1 with sand on top (probably) and 1 or 2 ai prime hd freshwater (probably). Cant find my livestock list but I will be keeping some guppies, dwarf gourami, mollies, swordtails, red eyed tetras, Siamese algae eaters, maybe my golden algae eaters when they get bigger, and some loaches (forget the name I know it starts with the k kumhli or something sry donít know), freshwater clams, and some others that I will add to the post later.


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Worlds your oyster with the type of scape. I recommend looking up a bunch of different aquascapes and see what you like and want to emulate. Think about if you are going to be using co2 injection and how that limits you on plants and light intensity. Iím not familiar with the lights you mentioned so I donít know how intense they are.


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Worlds your oyster with the type of scape. I recommend looking up a bunch of different aquascapes and see what you like and want to emulate. Think about if you are going to be using co2 injection and how that limits you on plants and light intensity. Iím not familiar with the lights you mentioned so I donít know how intense they are.


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Iím probably going to use fluval co2 (sorry for all the probablyís just not sure yet). Can you send a pic of your tank?


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What rocks would affect tank parameters?


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Stuff like Seiryu, limestone can definitely affect pH

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@NotPlantyPlantGuy Sounds like you are doing your research.

As to rocks that affect your pH. There is a pretty easy test to see if you have alkali rocks that will increase your pH. Take some muriatic acid and put a couple drops on the surface of the rock. If there is a significant lime content you will see bubbling. This is the reaction between the lime (alkali) and the acid. Vinegar can be used, but the reaction is much less noticeable. pH reducer (usually sulphuric acid) is not ideal for testing as it creates a barrier that blocks the reaction very quickly. Muriatic acid (diluted hydrochloric acid) is pretty cheap in most big box hardware stores and gives good results for this test. Be aware that (like most acids) muriatic is corrosive and caution should be used to make sure that it does not touch your skin. I have tested every rock that I have even thought about putting in my tank and I rarely get a reaction. Most limestone is very soft and does not seem like something I would want to put in my tank anyway. The exception would be Seiryu stone.

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