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Just received my new tank 33g fluval roma today! Happy days!

Was going to use most my lava rock from my old tank but I think I will try and experiment with different stone. I’m thinking a grey stone of some sort (don’t know the names). Thinking about a piece of red moor wood also as it looks quite different.

If anyone has pics of there tanks with grey rocks and or a root type wood I’d love to see for inspiration.

I still have my old tank up and running at the moment then when my scape is complete I will cross all live stock over. (Inc old filter for BB)

So this is how far I got tonight, cabinet built and a small amount of washed black substrate. (JBL Sansibar dark)




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I don't have gray, but I have bluish gray. The big one has been in the tank from the beginning. The two smaller ones were just added a few weeks ago.

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jinjerJOSH22 said:
Here’s my Roma 33 :D
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I used to have Spider wood where the right Java fern was but I used it in another tank.
Even have the dark substrate what are the chances haha, looking good
 

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Craig_84 said:
Even have the dark substrate what are the chances haha, looking good
I really like the Roma line, very much aesthetically pleasing. Dark substrates just make everything pop :D
 

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Have you ever tried getting a tank when Petco has dollar per gallon sale like they do now. I know that they do not have 33g tanks on sale, but a 29 gallon would be $29 plus tax. I myself am picking up 6 more 20 gallon longs to fit a new shelf I am making to keep up with my guppy breeding. Your tank looks really nice!! Just offering my 2 cents and if you do not have a Petco near you then I'd have done what you did.
 
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Pwilly07 said:
Have you ever tried getting a tank when Petco has dollar per gallon sale like they do now. I know that they do not have 33 gallon tanks on sale, but a 29 gallon would be $29 plus tax. I myself am picking up 6 more 20 gallon longs to fit a new shelf I am making to keep up with my guppy breeding. Your tank looks really nice!! Just offering my 2 cents and if you do not have a Petco near you then I'd have done what you did.
No petco in the Scotland. Wish I could have more tanks but I am tight on space.
 

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Back in the day I had a tank with black sand, grey slate and I found a large root that was red colored. It was awesome. I wish I still had that stump. I regrettably sold it with the tank and the guy I sold it to is still using it 15 years later. It will look very nice.
 

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Craig_84 said:
No petco in the Scotland. Wish I could have more tanks but I am tight on space.
Dang, just realized that now. I didn't see Wales before. Oops!! MTS is crazy.
 
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Filled up substrate & Picked up grey rock of sorts, spider wood and the good old black background. Had a little play with ideas (excuse the white rocks in the scape but I need ocean rock for low ph I have). Oh yeah and the murky water, I did wash the substrate believe it or not.....

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Craig_84 said:
Filled up substrate & Picked up grey rock of sorts, spider wood and the good old black background. Had a little play with ideas (excuse the white rocks in the scape but I need ocean rock for low ph I have). Oh yeah and the murky water, I did wash the substrate believe it or not.....

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Did you boil the wood? You often get a white fungus pop up on Spider Wood, I don't think it's harmful but it sure is an eye sore.
Looks good, I look forward to seeing how this comes along :D
 
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jinjerJOSH22 said:
Did you boil the wood? You often get a white fungus pop up on Spider Wood, I don't think it's harmful but it sure is an eye sore.
Looks good, I look forward to seeing how this comes along :D
No just placed it in tank and weighted it down. I will make sure I do if that’s the case. Will boiling water poured into buckets do? Can’t think of another way I can do it.
 

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Craig_84 said:
No just placed it in tank and weighted it down. I will make sure I do if that’s the case. Will boiling water poured into buckets do? Can’t think of another way I can do it.
Yeah that's what I do, I've forgotten the last couple of times and it really is annoying after you've set it up.
Add it to a bucket of boiling water let it sit for a while then give it another boil, this will also help it sink a bit faster.
 

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I would not boil it. Just deal with the harmless white fungus. Boiling it can damage the wood.
 

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saltwater60 said:
I would not boil it. Just deal with the harmless white fungus. Boiling it can damage the wood.
I can't seem to find much about that other than a brief mention in a old thread and even then the general consensus was to still boil it.
 

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That's gonna look fab. I love the grey rocks, both the texture and colour. My son's tank has "natural" river bed colour mix of gravel but I like the idea of going darker.
 
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That's gonna look fab. I love the grey rocks, both the texture and colour. My son's tank has "natural" river bed colour mix of gravel but I like the idea of going darker.
My last was natural for a while but then changed it to black substrate and background, made the fish stand out so much more.
 
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Ok best of both I used boiling water for just a few hours then just put it in tank (So impatient). Just got some dwarf sag, hair grass & Anubias and used some of my crypts to start of the planting. I’m am quite happy with the scape so far but still need 1 or 2 more plants.

Water is very cloudy atm, running my tank at the moment just to see how it goes before I transfer things.



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Craig_84 said:
Ok best of both I used boiling water for just a few hours then just put it in tank (So impatient). Just got some dwarf sag, hair grass & Anubias and used some of my crypts to start of the planting. I’m am quite happy with the scape so far but still need 1 or 2 more plants.

Water is very cloudy atm, running my tank at the moment just to see how it goes before I transfer things.



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This is looking good!
Bit off topic, do you have a picture of your Sunset Honey Gourami?
 

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