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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-31-2014, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Max height of subtrate

I have 3 feet deep tank (36 inches / ~90 cm) ..

This height is making it very hard to reach to bottom for any planting / cleaning etc. And this height is hard for light to penetrate as well. .

I want to make it 1 feet short. .

One option I have is to cut one feet from above..

But the other possibility I was thinking of is to make subtrate / gravel one feet high (12 inch / 30 cm). .

More height of subtrate could be good for roots I believe. .

So do you think it is totally bad idea to have subtrate / gravel 1 feet tall ?

I know it could be unusual but I am thinking of options to effectively reduce height of my tank. .

Please suggest. .

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I think you would have anaerobic conditions with that much substrate. I'd advise u to google that for a better explanation than I can provide
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Many thanks for your help and support matt. .

Today I gathered the courage and cut the tank by 15 inches from top !!!

Now the tank dimensions are (in the unit you measure) :

L W Depth

Feet : 4 2 1.75

Inches : 48 24 21

Cm : 120 x 60 x 54

Ltr : ~388

Us galon : 100

Now I need to know what type of plants and subtrate I put in this. .

Will have a separate thread. .


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