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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-20-2018, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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My tank is 27 inches tall I want to shrink it to 23-24 inches. Can I just add 3 inches of dirt? And an Inch or two of pool filter sand? My tank is 109 x 40 x 27. I want to make it less deep so lights will reach bottom with less power

If I like the look if the dirt will I even need a top layer of pool filter sand? Will 4 inches of dirt cause problems a few years from now?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-22-2018, 01:16 PM
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Don't want to add too much organic material to the substrate.
Check this link out

Lol of info, but to summarize something like gravel or clay chips and then thin layer of dirt, then sand would be your best bet if you're trying to use up some space

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