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Re: Large Rock = Anaerobic Substrate???
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Large Rock = Anaerobic Substrate???
- From: "don" <don at calimages_com>
- Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2002 15:19:03 GMT
- In-Reply-To: <200202050848.g158m3I18593 at actwin_com>
- References: <200202050848.g158m3I18593 at actwin_com>
Well, a way to make certain is to move the gravel away from the intended
site and set the rock on the tank bottom. Move the gravel back and you're
I have to do this for cichlid tanks anyway, and it's just habit to do it in
all situations. After all, I live in earthquake country and a falling rock
could burst a tank. Burying it and putting its weight on the bottom of the
tank reduces/eliminates that risk. And the bonus is no anaerobic compacted
areas of gravel.
From: Jerry Baker <jerrybaker at weirdness_com>
Subject: Large Rock = Anaerobic Substrate???
I have found a rather large rock that I would like to use in my 80G
tank, but I am worried that its large footprint will present some
problems in creating anaerobic areas in the substrate. Is there a way
to avoid anaerobic areas underneath rock, will plants right next to the
rock root underneath, and is it really that much of a problem? The
footprint of the rock measures about 6" x 8" roughly, and it would be
set on top of the substrate and wiggled in a little bit for stability.