Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Missouri united states
[QUOTE=MeCasa;5946298]There is NO chance of fish ever getting to my soil system. One third of the aquarium (150) will have soil under it and every square inch of this area is covered under a reef. The mesh over the soil was more to keep the soil away from the sand in case I ever needed to break it down. And for whatever reason it just seemed like the right thing to do.
The parts of the aquarium where I fully encourage an occasional sand bath or just playful digging is quartz sand more than 3" deep without soil substrate.
I'm 50-50 on using the larger mesh below the plants, I was concerned about the plants becoming unmovable at the same time I was designing this to make the plants unmovable. ...Makes no sense..right?
One option would be to simply cut the plants out with scissors when and if they needed to be removed.
But you do believe that the mesh would make them difficult for the fi
Well,not sure I would bother with soil in area that as you say.."every square inch will be covered by reef."Will plant's be able to fit in between somewhere?Or maybe just attach anubia,java fern to the reef in which case soil would be of little benefit.(they draw nutrient's from the water).
As for mesh making it more difficult for the six to eight inch fish you mentioned in another thread or previously in this thread,, I think they would not have to uproot the plant's but by nibbling on them,, the plant's would have difficulty looking like much over the long haul.