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Old 11-25-2005, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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This will be my first tank and first planted tank--I bought it on ebay and am setting it up after lurking forever on plant forums:



The light is 13 watts. I have eco-complete in it, but think I want to cover it with a lighter, sandy substrate of some kind. Using the excel and fluorish in drops.

I've got hornwort and java moss in it [and a nerite snail and red-nosed shrimp that hitchiked] and am waiting to find the right rocks and plants.

I didn't want to pay a ton for shipping just a few plants so I'm getting them from forum sales as I go.

An suggestions on the sandy substrate?

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Old 11-25-2005, 03:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry to say this, but any sandy substrate will fall through Eco Complete and you wont see it
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just wondering, what size tank is that?
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Cherry.. that is a nice tank.. i've been looking for one with a curved edge for quite a while..but they all either use black silicone or dont have that curved edge or are the wrong size... nice find!
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Thanks for the input--at least you've spared me hauling all the sandy-eco-complete out of there!

It's a 4 gallon tank and you can still find it on ebay. It's made by Finnex. I saw they also have an 8 gal...

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Very nice little tank... Did it come with the light & filter?

If you want to use sand only, then I would go with a pool filter sand.

What plans do you have in the way of fish?



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Hey Cherry,
What company makes that brand of fixture? Is it Compact fluorescent or T5? Where can I get it? Sorry for all the questions! Thanks Eric.
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I found the link ... unfortunately they do not ship to Canada.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Finnex-4-Gallon-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Yep, that's the one. Not sure who makes the light for Finnex or if Finnex makes it. It did come with light and filter.

It might be expensive, but if someone wanted to ship it to me, I'll relay it to Canada somehow. I've done bunches of shipping out for my ebay stuff...

I tried the Hydor mini heater in it, but had to go to a 25 watt since my house is so cold. the Hydor couldn't even get the temp to 70 and my snail stopped moving!

I'm leaving the sand idea and just looking for a similar [bigger] bottom material to get the look I want. As for fish, I'm not sure yet--it's just 4 gal. Right now I'm charmed by my "Red-Nosed Shrimp" that came with the plants a friend gave me.

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Trying to post a pic of the shrimp sp. Caridina gracilirostrus ---"called Rudolph Red Nosed Shrimp" by arizona aquatic garden.

Haven't named him yet...mine seems to have personality.

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