Nice wall. Did you just stack them up? Maybe silicone into place? Are there any worries about small fish/shrimp getting trapped behind there?
The slate is held together with gravity and willpower.. heheh.. I am not really worried about the fish getting stuck.. the largest fish in this tank is a platty and they can easily navigate the slate. There are tons of tunnels behind the wall that the shrimp navigate and hide in too.
I was a bit worried that stuff might get stuck.. but so far.. so good
Just stack huh? What about stagnant water? Have you ever had problems with that, maybe causing dead zones where nasty things could happen?
I have had problems with slate walls twice, and it was always when I was setting up a wall in front of a really deep gravel bed (tightly packed together like a retaining wall).
The way the wall is set up now, with the input to the Filter behind the wall, it actually causes water to flow behind the slate. I have the filter output aimed toward the front left side of the tank (direct opposite) so it creates a circular flow from the front of the tank, the back, left to right.
There are a couple of spots in the tank that "might" cause problems (areas of slate down near the gravel), but I didn't make the slate too tightly packed, so it shouldn't be too much trouble
Hey gdominy, is that L.sessiflora?
i love that plant.
I wish, its just plain old Cabomba caroliniana... To get the tank running I had to use some pretty common plants. I took cuttings from my mothers tanks, and from my goldfish tank, and picked up a couple of plants from various stores in town.
I did manage to get a very small quantity of Glossostigma which is starting to take off, and a few plants that I can't remember the name of, I'll post pics soon so you smarter folk can tell me what I have.. hehe