Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Northern Virginia - USA
Aquasoil and Geos
I'm about to do a major rescaping of my 65 gallon aquarium. I'll be using Amazonia Ver.2 aquasoil for the back half of the tank and sand for the front third with large elephant skin stone separating the two substrates. Since I have 6 geophagus tapajos, I was thinking of capping the aquasoil with either aquarium gravel or river rock to keep the geos from stirring up the aquasoil and to help anchor the new plants until they take root. I'm also hoping that by keeping the front half of the tank all sand (the entire tank is currently sand), the geos will limit their digging/sifting to the sanded area. Does this sound like a good approach? BTW, the geos are about two years old. The worst case scenario is they dig through the aquasoil, uproot the plants, and the tank is a murky mess. I'm hoping the coarse gravel or river pebbles will keep them away from the planted area at least long enough for the plants to anchor their roots and hold things in place so things are more manageable if/when they do decide to dig their. Ideally, they wouldn't dig there at all, but I'm not sure that is realistic.
- 60G low-tech planted acrylic elongated hexagon
- 29G low-tech planted glass rectangle
- 20G high-tech planted acrylic rectangle