To get height you basically use rocks to create terraces so substrate doesn't all just slide down its level of repose. This requires a lot of rock and/or big rocks. You can add mesh bags of lava rock/pea gravel to the very bottom to get some initial height that is then covered up with substrate and rocks.Two questions.
It's been a few years since I had a tank going. Hope to do something when summer break starts up. If I can ever find a good solid stand.
Anyway, a frustration I had back then was trying to create heighth in the back of the tank and have it stay that way. Of course, gravity pulls the gravel back down until everything is level and flat.
How do people get heighth in the back and keep it there?
Also, I would like to have some carpeting plant and then create a trail of something that would resemble a wooden walkway or even flat little slabs of petrfied wood. Way back when, when I was a kid I would attempt this, and the walkway would eventually sink and basically disappear.
Is there a trick to it? Or is it just a matter of reaching in every so often and putting the walkway back together?
I would love to avoid resin or decorations not made of natural materials.
Thank you. :0)
Because of the amount of rock needed I suggest buying rock either at a landscape supply company where its significantly cheaper, or get them for free from the wild. Otherwise you will spend hundreds of dollars in rocks for even a medium sized tank.
To make a walkway I would use small wooden sticks and tiny dabs of silicone to hold them together. This will stay ontop of substrate because it will be less dense then the substrate but will be a pain to source from a retailer unless you can pick them up in the wild. Good luck!