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Manzanita

I did a little manzanita harvesting today.
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Dead. I tried to upload pictures but will not upload. I am preparing it to be in a planted. I am trying to decide on tank sizes between a 36 bf all the way up to a 75 rectangle. I need to figure out uploads. I live in Lake Tahoe, CA and have beautiful natural rock,gravel,sand and manzanita I plan to use. I am sure this will get some warnings but I have used local rock and wood in my tanks for years! Tahoe water is so pure you can almost drink it straight from the lake. Have a Google search of Fallen Leaf lake, CA this is where the rock and gravel will come from and I will work on getting pictures to load. Once I pick the tank my questions will begin, my name is Mark. Thanks for reading.
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Yeah I was having problems with photobucket yesterday. It had been a year or two since I've used the site, and the links weren't doing the normal click-to-copy thing I remember. Possibly my browser security software. Anway, my solution was to save the pics to desktop and then just drag files to the upload box right below here.
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i am cycling this tank to hold my fish while i build my planted. The tank my fish are in now the silicone is blistering BAD. i will try to upload an image with the local sourced rocks and substrate next but this piece of manzanita was found local yesterday, scrubbed and boiled.

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There is a lot of granite in that area. If that is what you have, it should be safe.

Can't really tell from the photo, but your gravel looks rather coarse for plants. My understanding is that 1-2mm dia. is the ideal grain size for plants.
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There's a beach at Tahoe that has perfect sand for plants. I wish I could remember the name of it. I bet you already know though. It's the same color as what you've got there, just smaller size. I think it's the first public beach once you get passed the town (CA side).

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The substrate in the pic is from "Trout Creek". I am going to use sand from one of the beaches on "Tahoe" not sure which yet. Gonna bring home samples and see how they look under water. Sand will cap a couple layers of plant substrate, not sure of that either. Maybe organic soil. Still picking tank size. The box pet stores have really good deals on aquariums around the holidays, as I'm sure you guys know. I am premature in trying to contribute to the forum but I am unemployed until my ski shop job starts so I have had a ton of screen time doing research and figured I'd start throwing ideas around and help the process. I love the projects!
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