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Inside of underwater "sand" fall pics please

Can you please post some pics of an underwater sand waterfall under construction? I'm getting ready to build one and would like to get ideas on the return "bowl" to catch the sand.
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One of the best youtube channels in the hobby. Better than pics, here is the video. Let your creativity go wild as you should use this as a guide.
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Thank you.

I actually watched that one last night and learned a lot.
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Sand waterfalls...

Done right: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jMqNg_k9Io

Done wrong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQe2BoLEdog


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One of the best youtube channels in the hobby. Better than pics, here is the video. Let your creativity go wild as you should use this as a guide.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-Nx...VFsfkUL_cUUEbH
I have to thank you for that link, this guy is awesome with his DIY videos, I haven't seen any of his videos before.
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This is something that i have never done so looking forward to your build.

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Thanks! I hope I can come up to your standards! Your tanks are awesome.

It will be a few months before I start on this one. It's a winter project. We only have 2 months of winter here but I have withdrawals those 2 months when I can be outside working/playing on my koi ponds.

Last winter I decided to raise an Angelfish spawn. It was a great thing to watch but I ended up with over 100 Angelfish babies to find homes for.
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Hehe..thats why i dont try breeding fish..its a lot of work :-P well winter hits in a couple of months so its rationing time i guess for the build..will request you to take a lot of pics to document it :-) koi ponds!! Pic please i love koi's they are super firendly fish..some day if i can manage space its in my bucket list :-)

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A koi pond is a must. They are so relaxing.

Here are some of the fish. I'll post a pic of the pond later.

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Here are pics of the pond. It's a work in progress as far as landscaping. I just finished building the pond in February after 2 years of construction.

I keep it covered to keep the leaves out and my Lab decided to go in after koi food a few months ago and almost drowned. She was in there about 30 minutes while I was cleaning the horse stalls and she couldn't get out.

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I love the pond..wish i was there to help out with the landscaping!! I akready have ideas pouring in :-)

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What are your ideas?

You can't see it in the pics but on the backside of the 2nd pic, I have a crescent shape of bamboo about 30' from the pond at the farthest point. I want to fill that area with some kind of perennial ground cover with some flowering plants.

Our temps get to 95-100F during the day and 85 at night for about 5 months in summer, 80-90 daytime and 65-80 at night for about 5 months and winter is normally 30-35 daytime for 5-10 days and 25 at night. The rest of the time, winter is 40-50 daytime and 40's at night. Very mild temps for winter. It is in full sun.
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Sandfall Tank.

I'm doing the same thing. Got it to the point where I have it working real good in my 55 gallon tank, but it has the same substrate. I'm going to try white sand with like a river coming from it.And tan natural substrate around it in a 40 breeder tank because I figured its 18 inches wide, more room to work with.
To catch the white sand, I was going 2 bury a Tupperware container in the substrate(kinda like an in ground pool).. But the size of the container is still up in the air.. if I find out before you do,I'll let you know..
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Would you start a thread on your build?
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Can you do me a small favor..PM me a rough sketch of the design you have right now..let me see what i can do about it..give me a couple of days to ideate on it..temperature is fine we dont want to go aquatic plant way unless you plan to include a waterfall..we can achive quite a few things with potted plants and simple grass

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