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    Today I was able to get both doors installed and the holes cut in the drywall. I hope to get the insulation up tomorrow. I think I will start on the new aquascape this weekend and possibly get the doors stained
    Having my planned stock in mind is there anything I should or shouldn't do with the aquascape? Any input will be appreciated.....
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    I think the rainbows would like a lot of wide open spaces for swimming same with the barbs I'd imagine.
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    The Denison barbs and bosemanis would appreciate plants in your aquascape. They're not really finicky, especially as your tank is so large.

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    Only a little progress this weekend , I was able to get the tank opening and new doors stained . I also added some door "catches" to hold the doors closed when another door in the house is opened...( they would bounce and rattle with the pressure change)
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    I ordered my new stock today,or at least some of the new stock. I also did my annual clean out today .tore down and cleaned out my sump .......what a job !....I will be removing the sand and replacing with gravel one evening this week....
    It is amazing how much builds up in the sump ......!

    I also added a powerhead and an air pump and small bubble wall.

    I was at the LFS today and looking at some fake plants and other deco....wow! They are expensive for things large enough for my tank ....
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    That's why we suggest live plants! There tends not to be much price difference and they look a lot better then fake + help with water parameters.
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    OK ,I have done some (a little) research on adding live plants and l now have a couple of questions ....1 substrate: I think if I go with live plants I will use fluorite ,is this a good choice? Also I don't really like the look of this stuff ,is it OK to have a couple of inches of fluorite and top it with an inch or so of gravel?
    2 plants: what are some easy plants for a beginner ? I would like some really tall plants in the back ( my tank is 30" tall) and some shorter ones in the front.....
    3 co2 : do I need to plan on some type of system to add co2 to the tank? If so what does something like this cost ?



    Oh and by the way I went to the LFS to check on my stock order and the idiot didn't even place my order .....so against my better judgment I went in the local "pet smart" and they stock all but the loaches ....and I found another LFS that has some of the smaller ( I can't memmer the name) loaches that I liked ....so looks like this weekend will be when I get some new stock....
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    Look into Turface MVP, with a tank this size it could save you a lot of money. It is a good substrate, you need things like root tabs for root feeders, but otherwise it works great.

    For plants, with a deep tank like that I'd say get jungle vals for the back, for the front, thats a bit tougher, you could do dwarf sag. Or a bunch of crypts would be nice looking too

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    Yea ...I looked at the turface stuff but still don't quite like the color....is it OK to top off either of those substrates with gravel? Do I need co2?
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    Problem with topping anything would be that they will mix, specially if you have the heavier substrate on top

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