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    The tank is 24” deep and 38” from corner to corner. I know that angels would do very well in this tank, but I’m nervous about their temperament.
    You have to go with what YOU want. You are being wise to think about the attributes that you want first, then determining which fish possess those attributes.

    You asked earlier about Black Diamond Blasting Sand. I've used that and like it. That tank did not have Cories, but I've read about multiple keepers that used this as substrate with their Cories and had no issues.

    Anyhow, do rinse the BDBS really, really well. When you think you are done rinsing it, start over. A member here used a drop of Dawn dishwashing soap to help in the rinsing process with good results. I employed a thick stick, 5 gallon bucket and the garden hose. Do find something to stir with. Rinsed so many times and still wish I would have done more! Besides that little issue though, I really like the BDBS for use as substrate. It falls down really well after a vacuum and it keeps plants down nicely. All that said, I have never used it as a top layer (haven't mixed substrates at all). I hope that is helpful information for you as you move forward with your build.
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    Pygmy plecos?...did you mean pygmy corys?....if so, they would not do well in a tank this large, regular corys should be fine, however
    Oops. I meant the dwarf plecos (not pygmy). I’ve been looking at too many names. I’m not sure if a small pleco would make a good tankmate for this setup. They are just so darn cute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiversGirl View Post
    Anyhow, do rinse the BDBS really, really well. When you think you are done rinsing it, start over. A member here used a drop of Dawn dishwashing soap to help in the rinsing process with good results. I employed a thick stick, 5 gallon bucket and the garden hose. Do find something to stir with. Rinsed so many times and still wish I would have done more! Besides that little issue though, I really like the BDBS for use as substrate. It falls down really well after a vacuum and it keeps plants down nicely. All that said, I have never used it as a top layer (haven't mixed substrates at all). I hope that is helpful information for you as you move forward with your build.
    I have read that about BD... it leeches off oil initially? I typically have done the same 5 gallon bucket approach in the driveway.
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    The thing with plecos, they're nocturnal, so they hide alot during the day...some more than others...but you certainly have room for 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by ah00471 View Post
    I have read that about BD... it leeches off oil initially? I typically have done the same 5 gallon bucket approach in the driveway.
    Great price though. Putting in a bit of time, efforts make for a substantial discount from other (normal) substrates. It was worth it, in my opinion.
    If black is what you are after, in a substrate that is.

    Slap has the prettiest substrate in his 40. If I were to ever set up a new tank, I'd hunt for what he used. The PFS that I could find around me was not the same color, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    The thing with plecos, they're nocturnal, so they hide alot during the day...some more than others...but you certainly have room for 1
    When I was a kid, my mom had a GIANT in her tank (sadly, he was probably miserable). He slept all day, but you could always see him. Alas, I probably won’t add it to my stocking list. I have a lot of rock in my tank, and I imagine a pleco hiding out behind the rock where I’ll never find him.
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    It was probably a common pleco, and yes, they get pretty big....too big for most tanks

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