slope with BDBS - The Planted Tank Forum
 3Likes
  • 1 Post By Quagulator
  • 2 Post By Grobbins48
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-10-2018, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
aubie98's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 709
slope with BDBS

How feasible is building a slight slope (that will stay) with BDBS? Should I be considering a coarser substrate if I'm wanting a slope?
aubie98 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-10-2018, 08:22 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
Quagulator's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Forest City ON, Canada
Posts: 1,922
Substrate supports may be able to help, depending on how much slope you are after....
Grobbins48 likes this.

__________________________________

If it were easy we wouldn't be here

My 30g Journal:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Quagulator is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 11:32 AM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Germantown, TN
Posts: 125
I haven't been able to keep any slope in my 120 with BDBS. It may be because I have high flow inside the tank, but I'm guessing it's just because its sand. I asked about this before and did hear one response that made sense. A guy took stiff black plastic sheets and created "retaining walls" that helped him maintain slope. FWIW I'm changing to a 240. Bought 500lbs of BDBS last weekend. I'm just going to start out with it level. They don't have as many grit sizes as they used to have. Basically a coarser grit combo or a finer grit combo. I got the coarser, and wondered for a moment if it would hold a slope, but starting level as previously mentioned. Good luck!
jnboone is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 12:26 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Greggz's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Novi, MI
Posts: 4,228
Quote:
Originally Posted by jnboone View Post
FWIW I'm changing to a 240. Bought 500lbs of BDBS last weekend.
No comment on creating the slope, but 240G got my attention.

What's the plan? Sounds very interesting.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
------------------
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Greggz is online now  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 12:30 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
Grobbins48's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 1,293
It is possible, and that is what I have in my tank. I used lava rock under the sand at the highest points then used some homemade substrate supports our of courrgate plastic to keep the sand from rolling down. My journal details the process. Let me know of any questions you have.

You can purchase black courrgate at HD or Lowes, I just had white laying around the house. Can't see them now that its grown in.
Greggz and Quagulator like this.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Grobbins48 is online now  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome