Eggcrate Base

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  1. Vleis Visagie

    Vleis Visagie

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    Hey guys,

    Has anybody used eggcrate as a base to place rocks & then add substrate afterward.

    I read somewhere, that some use it to project the bottom of the tank while aquaplaning.

    Shots
     
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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I did because my rockwork is a bit heavy and had a few sharp pieces on the bottom that i didnt want resting directly on the glass.
    Better to add rocks then substrate because things dig and if its done the other way around, there is a risk that the rocks will fall over.
     
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    Vleis Visagie Thread Starter

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    Shweet,

    What about the guys that dig a bit deep & open up the eggcrate? Just close it up when they done:biggrin:
     
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    I have a very shallow sand bed so this happens very often. I used to cover it but couldnt be bothered anymore. It gets covered in coralline very quickly and is barely visible
     
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    Eventually you give in and accept seeing egg crate...I also could not be bothered by it anymore.
     
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    Hahahahah shweet. Seems to be somewhat of a norm adding it.

    Cool.
     
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    seeing eggcrate or bare patches of glass.
    You eventually accept it. Its not the nicest view for pictures. At least the eggcrate kind of prevent bare patches.
     
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