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Hi. I have got a spare tank that I would like to make into a half land half tiny 3-4 inch deep stream. I was thinking about having a "false bottom" made of egg crate with weed blocker pinned to it to make the land area on each side of the tank. The land area would be on top of the "false bottom" and would consist of dirt, leaves, plants, etc.
Or could I do a GS stream and put sand and gravel on the silicone and have the land area around the stream?
If you have pictures of stream tanks can you please post them?
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I use eggcrate to frame everything, create false bottoms, hidden pump and filter chambers, etc. In some places [as around pump chambers I line it with fiberglass screen to minimize small particle contamination. Polyurethane foam is then used to create a natural looking surface on top of the framework. Then it's cut, shaped, re-filled, etc. In most designs, the foam is coated with silicone one. Generally, that will be black, but I don't find black a suitable background color for many substrates. Consequently, I also use clear, which I dispense into a plastic container and mix with a tiny amount of oil paint. Child-safe oil paints are blended to the right color first, which can take a bit of paint. Fortunately, in a sealed container it can be kept for days, and it takes very little to color the silicone
 

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So my idea would work? Thanks for the reply.
 

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Thats a cool thread but did you silicone the rocks together? Thanks for the thread.
 

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"Stream" Setup

HI. I made tank that is semi-aquatic tank over Thanksgiving break. The tank is pretty small but it will only be temporary. I do not know which type of salamander I will put in there. Please give me some suggestions for what to put in it. Thanks
 

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