Advantage or disadvantage?

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  1. malooda

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    Hi

    Is it an advantage or a disadvantage placing egg crate on the base of the tank and then putting your rocks on it?

    Pros and cons?

    Thanks
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    The main advantage is it spreads the weight of the rock placed ontop of it. The bad is it can trap dirt and look unsightly.
     
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    will help in preventing sand movement, but when they stick out, they look ugly.
     
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    I have a nano with a bottom drain and was contmplating adding 3 pieces of eggcrate to bring it up to the level of the bottom drain. ----i____ . Also think it will look unsightly but then I have to add 5 cm of substrate to cover the bottom drain. Any options?
     
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