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Hey guys, I'm setting up my 75 gallon soon and thinking about some stuff. First off, hope everyone had a good holiday.

This LFS sells texas holey rock, i've seen pics of people using it for cichlids, looks pretty cool. I think it's 4 dollars a pound. Is this what I need and is that a good price?

They also have some lava rock and other rock, I plan on getting some of that as well.

Also, what sort of substrate would work well, I want sand. I've heard 2 pounds per gallon, so about 150 pounds of sand? Kinda sounds like a lot but you know more than I do lol. Thanks for any help
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You can do 1 or 2 LB per. gallon 1 is cheaper and 2 comes over the base thing by 3 or 4 inches. :D :thumb: :D :) :thumb: :fish:
Black, red ,white ,brown ,green ,etc. lots of colors of fish tank sand. 22.00 for 20lb
or pool filter sand. black brown white i don't know home depot or lowes look up the price
I used the fish tank sand that is black it isn't in my new Christmas present thought
 

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Personally used Lake Ontario rock, smooth, roundish, good for scattering and making caves with ease.
Substrate is CaribSea Aragonite, 1 or 2mm grade I think, recommended for Cichlids.
 

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Alright sweet, I'm thinking of just picking up some pool filter sand, or this sand I've heard a few people talking about at home depot, something like 3 dollars for a 50lb bag.

Also, I plan on using some texas holey rock, not a bunch seeing as its more expensive, and I want a more natural look but they also had some slate and I can search for some river rock at a rock garden by my house. Thanks for the input guys :fish: :fish: :fish:
 
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