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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Padding under rocks???

I am planning an aquascape for a 20 gallon Tall tank. This is my first planted tank. I have some larger rocks 8-10 inches by 6 inches and I was wondering if I need to have any padding like egg crate under them to protect the bottom of the tank. I think I read that somewhere that some people do this but I don't remember where. My plan for the tank is to do a dirted tank 1 in MGOPS with a 1 in gravel cap).

Does anyone put anything under larger rocks?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 07:38 PM
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I've seen egg crate used like you said.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 09:11 PM
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Alot of cichlid keepers use the egg crates due to some cichlids being diggers. It truly isnt necessary unless you just want the piece of mind. I have whole piles of rocks sitting directly on the bottom glass without any issue.
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