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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 04:32 AM Thread Starter
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Substrate Support (~12")

I want to build up a REALLY dramatic cliff/valley. So I need to bank up my substrate to about 12" off the bottom. Obviously it's a bad idea to have that deep of a substrate on its own.

What do you guys recommend to use to "pre-build" a deep base before layering with substrate?

I've read somewhere of cutting egg crates to various sizes than stacking them. But then what? Do I put a fine mesh over it? Wouldn't the water trapped under the mesh get really stale? would that even matter?

Thanks guys!
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