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10 gallon community set up w/crayola playsand

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums & Fish Photos' started by buzz4520, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    i can't beleive i let my wife talk me into it...well...here it is....an aquarium w/PINK crayola play sand. i have to admit, it did turn out better than i tought it would.
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  2. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    I will agree, it isn't as bright as I had thought lol
     
  3. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    at least it's not "glowing", which is how i first thought it would turn out looking.
     
  4. MasterBlue

    MasterBlue Active Member

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    So this sand stuff comes in blue, right? =D
     
  5. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    as far as i know it comes in blue, pink, green, purple.
     
  6. MOD_Dawn

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    omg! I absolutely LOVE it:D
    LOVE the substrate against the black...Sooo Sweet!
    Was that 1 bag or two for your 10g?

    I am soo excited...now you know others need to get a bag and start posting photos of the other colors in tanks.
    And can I make a teeny tiny suggestion? (slap the heater on the side tank wall being your intake hides so nicely against the black background).
     
  7. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    thank you dawn ! it took not quite a full bag, i didn't want to go too thick. the heater dose kind of "stick out like a sore thumb" dosen't it ? i could switch it out with the heater from the 20h, it's black.
     
  8. MOD_Dawn

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    i speak from experience, lol! my 90g heater is massive...even on the side wall as you'll see in my picts.
    I personally used to like the black stealth heaters- only because they were easy to hide on black backgrounds.
    Thanks for telling me how much you used too, I think next time i get to walmart i'll be grabbing a bag just to have it handy for my 10g in case i ever feel the need to set it up for anything.
     
  9. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    my wife is now thinkng about putting either green or blue in the 20h.
     
  10. MOD_Dawn

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    blue, do blue! I know...I'm not helping you, huh? Haha!
    I envision blue with a Seaview Blue Background (because my 10g has that)...then all I'll have left to see is a tank done with green.
     
  11. MasterBlue

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    I second the blue sand!!!!
     
  12. MOD_Dawn

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    well now that I couldn't wait for you to do blue, I went out and got a bag for my 10g that has the seaview blue & sand background.

    I seen one done with green, wasn't a huge fan..but maybe with a yellow background it'd be do-able?

    *thinking spring'ish look*
     
  13. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    the blue may clash with the background on our 20h, it's navy blue. might have to get a bag of each and see which one will work best.
     
  14. MOD_Dawn

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    yea, I have the blue right now. I found a photo of someone who did the green and it didn't look so hot.
    pm'ing you.
     
  15. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the link dawn.....the pic of the one with green might look better if there was a back ground of some kind.
     
  16. MOD_Dawn

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    yea, I thought that too...but when I held a bag up to some different colored party table cloths (the plastic banquet ones that are like $1) at wal-mart the only color it seemed to look ok against was yellow.
     
  17. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    were going to wait awhile to see how this pink sand works (or dosen't) out.
     
  18. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    I hate TMS because it is so fine, is this finer than that?
     
  19. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    i could'nt tell you, this is the first aquarium that i've ever done with sand. this stuff is pretty fine.
     
  20. MOD_Dawn

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    I don't really consider tahitian moon sand fine...to me it's the same as pool filter sand which stays weighted down and doesn't swirl about when the fish swim over it.
    In regards to the Crayola stuff, it's DEFINATELY much finer than the tahitian moon though & I speak from personal experience with both.