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Layer of sand first the the pebble are the dennerle rio xingu on top give it more depth i think
Cheers, is the rio xingu rounded and soft enough for the cories? I have 6 I need to put in mine eventually and my sand is doing my nut in, soil or little black shrimp parcels
 

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Its not ideal but its to big for them get hurt on and its not rough. The corries never dug in the sand anyway for some reason always seem to prefer the soil
 

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Its not ideal but its to big for them get hurt on and its not rough. The corries never dug in the sand anyway for some reason always seem to prefer the soil
That is exactly how my Corydoras always behaved as well ... I finally binned the sand as the soil particles drove me crazy :crazy:
 

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So it has been a couple of weeks since the lights arrived and hung im well happy with them. plants are reacting well it has taken a little time to get a balance right had a break out of GDA and some green spot alge too but not to much of a problem did a 5 hour maintenance session yesterday as it was my first day off in the last 3 weeks really enjoyed taking my time and scrubbing the rocks and wood unfortunately the moss was completely lost to the GDA but with a lil love and care all other plants are ok 👌 and have grown quiet nicely didnt trim yesterday going to wait till the stems reach the top.of the tank also added 12 black tetra really like the way they contrast the harlequins think I'm going to get some more of them any way here are a few pics
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Looking good Jay, I always love how you do the sand/pebble area looks great.
Can't stand mine already, if it's not odd bits of soil that I watch the Amanos knock or carry over it's little bits of fish waste making it look dirty. Yours looks so clean and natural.
 

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these look awesome in bigger tanks
(so, yes, definitely add another 12 at least)
Was thinking another 25 to be honest with you @alto
Looking good Jay, I always love how you do the sand/pebble area looks great.
To be honest its still hard work to keep.it that clean took about an hour yesterday removing every stone and washing each on individually to get all the GDA off after a soak in bleach
Can't stand mine already, if it's not odd bits of soil that I watch the Amanos knock or carry over it's little bits of fish waste making it look dirty
Thats the down side to sand its hard to keep clean and if your a little ocd about it it will rack your brain hence why I can't have a clean sandy area for long lol and the pebbles come out
 

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