Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
The blended foreground was not really intentional, but I like the way it turned out. I initially wanted two distinct forgrounds but the hairgrass grew really fast and invaded into the microsword area. For terracing, I just stuck a piece of glass in one corner and filled the space with substrate, I put extra root tabs in there (a few at the bottom, and a couple at mid-depth), the terrance height is about 5-6" from the bottom of the tank, the rest of the suubstrate is 3" thick. The D Diandra's roots are have gone all the way down into the 6" thick layer, I cant pull them out withoput lifting the whole base up, anyway, the point is I think I wont have aproblem with anerobic bacteria fouling up the water, mainly vbecause, the dimensions are small and the substrate is a mix of eco-complete and fluorite and it doesnt appear to be compacted.