05-12-2011, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by stevenjohn21
Thanks Byron, I have read up on the species although there isnt much information about them online as pets. My concern is building the land with sand, as we know that anything deeper than 3-4" will cause toxic gases due to compacting the sand. So how can i stop this happening if i build the land as high as 6-7" ?
If you want a sand area, which is nice, I would take a long tank (a 20g long minimum) and construct some sort of raised area at one end (rock, artificial rock, aquarium-safe plastic) and place a cover of sand over this, sloped up from the water. You might have to silicone it to the tank walls so the sand doesn't all run down through the top.
What I did was place a largish chunk of wood at each end end so there was a fair surface area out of water.
They don't need much water depth, a few inches at most, with a sprinkling of sand on the bottom.