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a lil too much substrate?

i accidentally put a lil too much subtrate in my tank ...about 4-5in ..should i take some out or its all good
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What kind of substrate is it?
a mix of flourite ( black and brown) and 2 bag of eco-complete on top
the thing is those flourite is used i got it from another hobby but i just bought 2 bag of eco complete new ..if i take some out i have to take some eco out to that just waiste of money ..but if i have to take some out i dont mind just want to do it right
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What size tank is this for? You may be able to create some nice slopes in there. I have a tank with about 6-7" substrate in the back with no problems and Tom Barr recently mentioned he had a tank with a large amount in the back also.
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What size tank is this for? You may be able to create some nice slopes in there. I have a tank with about 6-7" substrate in the back with no problems and Tom Barr recently mentioned he had a tank with a large amount in the back also.
the tank is 180gallon ...can you please explain why the substrate is thick in the back is ok but not the whole tank
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What size tank is this for? You may be able to create some nice slopes in there. I have a tank with about 6-7" substrate in the back with no problems and Tom Barr recently mentioned he had a tank with a large amount in the back also.
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the tank is 180gallon ...can you please explain why the substrate is thick in the back is ok but not the whole tank
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He didn't mean that thicker substrate in the back is OK but it's bad in the front.

cah925 was just pointing out that to get nice slopes, you'll want thick substrate in the back that tapers out in the front. You get the illusion of depth this way.
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He didn't mean that thicker substrate in the back is OK but it's bad in the front.

cah925 was just pointing out that to get nice slopes, you'll want thick substrate in the back that tapers out in the front. You get the illusion of depth this way.
oh i see what you mean now!
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Thanks for adding the extra explanation.
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Nice in a 180 with extra substrate, you could make some sweet mounds.
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