10-24-2008, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by iamntbatman
Anaerobic pockets are areas of compacted sand where there is little to no water flow. If there is no water flow, no oxygen is being brought to the area. So, instead of normal, healthy bacteria, anaerobic bacteria begin to grow. These guys live and multiply without oxygen. The problem is that their metabolic processes result in gasses that are toxic to your fish. These gasses can get trapped in the anaerobic pocket, and when it's disrupted...you get the idea.
Hahahha awesome. I love how I learned about this yesterday in my biology class and then I go home and read about it on the fish forum.... Lol maybe I should start going to my bio class more often.
And just to add my opinion to this, I have a planted tank with sand and one with gravel. I find the gravel is easier... But I like how the sand looks so I don't really care. I put some... eco layer starter thing by API in there so theres a small layer of that and then the sand. The clay eco stuff tends to come up through the sand though, lol it makes me mad so I just push it back down there. I honestly have no complaints with plants and sand, I love it.
Lol apparently my eco layer coming up is the Brazil nut effect, thanks for the link Okie it was a good read.
Last edited by Little-Fizz; 10-24-2008 at 06:52 AM..