Sand Substrate over slate bottom?
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I've been researching cichlids lately and I'm planning on setting up a
new tank soon. I'm planning on getting some lake tanganyika shell
dwellers and want to provide them with a nice sand substrate. I've
read they really like to dig and will most likely dig all the way to
the glass. I'd rather not see the glass bottom of the tank so here's
my idea. I want to get some 12"x12" slate floor tiles and cut them to
fit the bottom of the tank before I put the sand in. At least this
way, when they hit the bottom, it will look like rock and not glass.
I'm wondering if anyone has tried this before? Will this work? If
anyone can think of any cons with this idea, please share.
- sounds like a good idea but you'll still see slate. Why not cover the bottom of the tank with aquarium silicone and then cover it with gravel? It will stick that way and they can dig until they hit that bottom.
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