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Old 06-08-2010, 3:36 PM   #1
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I have been thinking about a tank reset/new tank build for a few months now. One of my main goals will be an aquascape with the least amount of area for deitrus buildup. I thought about( for a min or two) bare bottom, slapped myself, then thought about a way to elevate my base layer of live rock about an inch off the sand bed. Right now im leaning towards a eggcrate, etc.. platform. Any pros/cons anyone would like to add that I may not be thinking of. Im not sure I want to break out drill bits and acrylic rods at the moment either.

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think someone used pvc pipes cut really short, just an idea i havent personally

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you could always make columns with small pieces of rock at the bottom working up to larger pieces.....kinda like a inverted pyramid....and use pond foam sealant and epoxy putty.....then you could make some pretty cool looking overhangs and caves.....come to think of it.....i might do that myself!!!
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If you use eggcrate, you risk stuff getting trapped in the squares. On my first tank, I used some PVC cut very short, but again you risk stuff getting caught in there unless you can somehow seal the pipes. I haven't looked at the other thread mentioned here yet, so perhaps I should shut my mouth until I do!

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I just thought of this. You could maybe take some pvc pillars and drill holes in them (mentioned that on the other thread) and then notch the bottoms of the pillars wide enough to allow worms and snails to get in there. Not saying they would, but it would allow them to. Personally, I now have my two largest rocks on the glass and the rest on top of the sand. I only did the two big pieces like that because I knew I wanted a jawfish and didn't want him to get crushed!

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If I use pvc pillars I'm gonna fill em with epoxy. I will also use epoxy to camouflage 'em a lil' bit.

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ive heard of drilling the rock and inserting PVC in them to stand them up a bit. havent really tried it myself but have talked to someone who has and it worked great for them.
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