- Jan 29, 2023
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Some 20 years ago, my husband and I set up a 300-gallon freshwater aquarium and ran it successfully for about 7 years. Then Life happened (mostly my husband's cardiac arrest and triple bypass surgery, which caused me to go back to work, blah-blah-blah) and the tank was abandoned. Now we're in our 70s and retired and plan to resurrect the old tank and equipment by cleaning all with vinegar, replacing old hoses, and cycling with care. Obviously, we're 3-4 months away from introducing fish but we're already dreaming. We plan to start with live plants and introduce 3-4 algae eaters and a half-dozen Corys to start with. Beyond that, we are wide-open to suggestions. How would you fill out your Dream Tank if you had some 260 gallons to work with? Also, I've been reading about using sand instead of gravel for a live-planted aquarium -- is this the best idea Any other suggestions would be much appreciated. Many thanks.