06-02-2009, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by onefish2fish
you are actually going to want either less then 1 inch of sand OR 4 to 6 inches of sand ( or even bare bottom/no sand ) anything in between seems to cause problems due to trapping debris just like a canister filter does. a deep sand bed ( DSB ) will be un-disturbed at the depth of the egg crate.
i actually set up my new tank without this, but then again it has 1/2 inch glass all around.
mine too.. (and I'm planning on 3-4" of sand so I'll probably leave the eggcrate material at the home depot)
(actually it's diffuser material for lighting, used in Fluorescent fixtures, no eggs would fit in the holes)