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    Default Rubberman's 55 Gallon FW tank

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    Hello everyone. It was suggested that I start a journal on my 55 gallon freshwater tank, so here I am. The tank in question is my profile picture. I will be posting more pictures of it tonight. Right now i have just started cleaning my new sand that I will be switching with the gravel that is currently in the tank. So for the next few hours ill be doing all of that. If you want i can try to take as many pictures during the process as possible. Ill get other pictures up as soon as i can.

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    I know I need to keep my filter media wet along with the decor in the tank. Will a canister filter be ok If I just shut it off, wont the canister stay full of water? Its only going to need to be off for an hour or so. Will that be ok?

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    Should be fine for that short of a time.
    10gal Betta Tank - Skye the crowntail and Squiggles the deformed albino cory
    10gal Tank- Glofish
    75gal- Everything

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    This is the tank before i started.
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    This is the sand during the cleaning process which took me about 2 hours for 50 lbs! I'm also draining the tank.
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    Here is the empty tank. Also after the sand bed was installed, and about 50% water in the tank we added the decor back in.
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    Here is the end result. I am very happy about the way it turned out!
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    A few more.
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    I am happy with the way the tank look with the sand bottom. I will say that the 2 hours or so of cleaning the sand seems a bit crazy. However I read so many posts about peoples water be very cloudy after a gravel to sand change, that I wanted to minimize this. I told my girlfriend, that once i add the water I'm sure the water will be cloudy for a while. Well as I added water, it stayed perfectly clear. I'm so glad i took a lot of time and make sure the sand was cleaned!

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    This is a picture of the alley near my backyard where i cleaned the sand. I had a small river running down the alley into the road. There was enough water that it ran over 100feet and into the road. I kinda felt bad about it, but whats a guy to do lol
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