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I have a 40G breeder tank and have no idea what to do with it yet

I'm in need of ideas really bad. I have these little chunks of nice marble stone (for like countertops) and I was wanting to somehow incorporate these. Maybe lay a couple down and stack a couple to create some hiding places with lots of plants around it, I really have no clue. The stone will match my near white sand too so that'll be neat. My tank is still cycling so I have plenty of time to come up with more ideas, was really wanting to do some driftwood too in here. Anyone have any ideas?
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And the sand is the only substrate I actually have in here. No idea how that will go over with wanting plants too...
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pics of what you got to work with?
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A 40 breeder is a great shape for a riparium.

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That's awesome but I was just going to go the good ol' planted aquarium for now, this tank is actually an upgrade from my 10G. It feels gigantic compared to that little tank and I just love all the ground space I have to work with in here.
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There are great options with just sand. Some of the best scapes I've seen have sand substrate, mosses, and rhizome type plants only. They're a little slower growing but it can look awesome. If you really want stem plants though, just stock up on root tabs and use generously and that should work as well.
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If it's actual marble, it's going to bump up your hardness and pH a bit. would be great for rift-lake cichlids, but not too great for most plants...
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Hydro thats way cool.

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