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Thread: Rocks only!!
08-24-2013, 01:28 AM #1
So a friend of mine came across a 20 long ( 12WX12HX30L) a year ago in somebodies garbage. ( ??? I know) So she thought she wanted one and a year later it's still in here back yard. She gave it to me today and although it is need of some serious cleaning first I am already thinking of what to stock it with. My dilemma is I want an all stone/rock environment and no plants. I have tones of this Red Sandstone all over my property ( 13 acres worth of the stuff), it's red due to iron content and I have already tested it safe. I would like to use it with maybe some driftwood .. maybe some holey rock. I cannot seem to find anything that does not need/prefer a planted aquarium. Are there any ideas that anyone can throw at me. Really only wanting something kinda interesting that are peacefull and wont pick on the cleanup crew.
08-24-2013, 01:31 AM #2
Sorry, just to clarify as you posted this under the marine section - you want to run a saltwater tank using iron-rich red sandstone and driftwood?
Your post sounds very freshwater (except for the reference to clean up crew), but its under saltwater/marine fish...
Last edited by sheamurai; 08-24-2013 at 01:38 AM.
08-24-2013, 01:41 AM #3
wow sorta embarrassing lol, yeah this was supposed to go under freshwater .. got distracted I suppose..Please ignore lol
08-24-2013, 02:38 AM #4
The tank is quite long for a 20 gallon. You could get a good current going and have hill stream loaches with white cloud mountain minnows or danios. Many people including me have kept minnows successfully in planted tanks, but I'm pretty sure their natural environment is only moderately to sparsely vegetated.
Last edited by madagascariensis; 08-24-2013 at 02:42 AM.