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    So, I had this amazing idea for an aquascape. What you would do is get a tank, then around the sides and back you'd place plactic dividers with small holes so there's about a half inch gap between the glass and dividers. Fill that gap with sand and then plant some plants in the little holes. Then put down some air stones and put gravel on top of those so that air bubbles rise up through the gravel and tank and place a big, oblong, curvey holey stainless steel structure so that you've got light reflecting everywhere. Use some silicone to make some big towers of marbels to put in the tank. Then put a dark piece of plastic with some big curvey ovals cut out. Then you would stock it with some really odd looking and colourfuk fish like neons, gouramis, cherry barbs, GBRs, and such. Now, would that tank fundamentaly work for fish, and if so, wouldn't it look awsome!?
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    Get one ready and display some pics of the build!
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    Sounds like an awesome idea!

    I've always wanted to try tank mods like that but have never had a dry tank to do it with.
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    I think one major hurdle would be in this statement:

    "then around the sides and back you'd place plactic dividers with small holes so there's about a half inch gap between the glass and dividers. Fill that gap with sand and then plant some plants in the little holes"

    If you have holes in the vertical dividers, how are you going to keep the sand from pouring out?

    Other than that, it sounds like a great idea!

    It may freak out the fish a little bit though...
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    I agree. To do something like that you would have to make small half cup shaped holes so that the gravel/sand doesn't come pouring out of the wall. It would give a nice place to put the plants though.
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    now all i need to do is find said stainless steel structure...
    all i have available is a 2.5 gallon at this point, so i also need to find some mini plants and airstones
    although i could use the betta tank...
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    Ok, anyone else get confused by the 3rd sentence. Ha. sounds fun, challengine, and really awesome. Good luck.

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    This is a great idea pele! Im thinking about how cool some runner plants would look in that fashion. Great insight.

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