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Re: Bare bottomed or not?
With the one exception of the 29 gal community tank in my living
room, ALL of my tanks are absolutely bare-bottomed. I find the convenience
for maintainence just too important to me. I do allow peat on the bottom of
breeding 2 1/2 gals for annuals, but that is as close to a substrate as I
ever bother with. (And I don't think of it as a substrate, but simply as
breeding material.) Igot used to bare tanks when I bred show bettas.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Aquì" <ohimo at hotmail_com>
> I'm wondering whether there are definite benefits to having breeding and
> raising tanks w/ a substrate layer or leaving them bare. As I have more
> than a few MTS in another tank, I was thinking of putting a thin layer of
> gravel on my breeding and rearing tanks so they can perform their
> maintenance habits in comfort. Also, doesn't a substrate aid in the
> breakdown of wastes as it provides a greater surface area for beneficial
> bacteria to colonize? BTW, the MTS I have in the other tank don't seem to
> be ovivores, so I'm not worried about eggs disappearing from my tanks.
> Thanks in advance.
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