Re: Substrate material and heating.
Hi all, first time on this list, but I've been lurking for a bit. I
have a few questions for ya...
I noticed all these posts about wierd plumbing and everything trying
to get some water movement through the substrate and started thinking
about it (because I was considering trying it). Here's another idea
for ya... Set up a ten gallon tank underneath the main tank, drop 3
or 4 heaters in it, get a small pump to pump the water through some
tubing (even airline tubing would do I guess) that is coiled or
"snaked" in the substrate. Make sure the water gets returned to the
ten gallon, not the tank. Voila, instant substrate heating. Someone
please bash a hole in this idea before tomorrow, I might just try it.
Next... As a substitute for laterite, will pottery clay work? Anyone
know the composition of it? Just another thought.
jkalmes at arcada_com