Sunday, May 13, 2007

Gathering the materials

Building out a proper planted tank is not cheap. Here is the first batch of materials needed. Filters, heater, filter media and rock for the hardscape. At the stone yard we found these cool panels of cut stone that had been glued together in 24"x6" prefab sections. After spending weeks breaking up slate tile to make the stand for the 72g (the original aquarium for this project,) this was a welcome alternative. We also got a bag of dime size river rock to use as accent gravel on top of the much smaller gravel in similar coloring we will buy at the aquarium store.

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