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Old 12-16-2012, 11:54 AM   #1
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Dug holes

Do you guys cover up and smooth out the sand around the rocks that the fish have dug once in a while or with water changes? Rocks are secure, so that is not an issue.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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Rarely,unless it's around a plant, then I fill it in. My cory catfish have dug a pit near one of my terra cotta pots, the pot is buried partially in the sand, so I'm not worried about it tipping over.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:22 PM   #3
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I used to smooth out the substrate regularly, but then I realized it was a battle I would never win. I've actually come to enjoy the holes. It's comical watching them peek their heads out of the mounds they've made.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:51 AM   #4
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I do. That way they have something to do lol
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:29 AM   #5
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Sometimes mine pile half the sand on the front glass blocking half the viewing. When that happens i basically have to flatten it out so i can see in the tank lol.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:07 AM   #6
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I pretty much leave it be. If you stack the rock work etc prior to adding sand the chances of shifting will be reduced.
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