Help Please. Creating a fluidised substrate.
Hi all, after a long time in this hobby I have decided to try something new.
Months ago i was watching the aquarium co-op channel on YouTube and a particular episode got e thinking.
I believe it was the video where he is at japan or chinas fish stores. In one of the tanks he viewed, the substrate sand was moving as if it were a liquid. The sand remained at the bottom of the tank (not being blown the tank) just flowing in itself.
On the video he mentioned that they probably put the spray bar from the filter under the sand to get this effect.
I have been searching and have found no similar tanks online. Ive seen multiple liquid sand videos where they use an air pump however this is done out of an aquarium in a sand pit(i even saw one set up as a hot tub lol)
Im thinking of having a large cube tank with a large island in the centre then surrounding the island with blue sand to replicate an ocean or sea. Then using a spray bar (or something i may have to build) under the substrate to create the effect of moving water.
I hope to have plants on the island but not in the surrounding blue sand as it would be moving.
Can anybody tell me if; this wont work/i have forgotten something/U have an idea to improve it.
or even say if u think its a waste of time lol
would this also add filtration as it would be like a fluidised bed filter? just curious.