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Silk plants? Fake Flowers? How do you guys use em?

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Old 06-26-2012, 10:04 PM   #11
 
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^^ thats a good idea!

How much debris could get stuck behind there? Would i have to take the backing out everytime i w/c?
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:10 PM   #12
 
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if its snug to the back then quite a bit but if you leave a good half inch gap or more and put your filter where you get some water movement behind it then almost none. you could try sealing it up with sand behind it but you would have to do a really good job laying the bricks out to keep a layer of sand on the back wall, if you leave a gap just treat it like an ornament move it if you want to do a thorough clean otherwise just leave it alone when you do w/c
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:21 PM   #13
 
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if its not snug, wouldent it just tip forward? Thats what im scared of. it falling forward and again, rock meets glass...=/
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:00 PM   #14
 
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If a bit of the gravel/what sub. covers it it should be ok!
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:13 PM   #15
 
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I use very little gravel. In my smaller tanks, i usually do enough gravel to cover my fingernail, i find its easier to clean.
So, for the big tank, i have just a single layer on the bottom. I need to get more gravel, but am not planning on too much more.

Ive just never had much success with thick substrate. I can never get it clean enough with the gravel hose. And with the less substrate, more debris gets sucked into the filter!
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:51 AM   #16
 
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if your really worried get differently sized bricks and start large to small, do a base of like 4inch wide then a couple rows of 3 and the top however many as 2, not sure what size bricks come in but I'm sure you can find what you need at any gardening store, You may not even need a huge base, try stacking them when you find them and if it feels solid it will work fine... If your still worried at that point throw in a block of driftwood that you don't like behind it to brace it - I'm sure it will make some fishy a great house
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