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Old 07-14-2013, 04:21 PM   #11
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But I feel any sand sifting/digging fish I put it will move the sand under the rocks. That's why I'm wondering about rocks before sand
yeah but if that eggcrate is underneath the rocks it will provide a stable base and it wont matter if any sand gets moved around underneath it. You just need to make sure to push the base rocks down until they hit the eggcrate.
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I agree with egg crate. It protects the glass bottom. Proper water movement will clean all sand off the rock. Also don't dump the sand on the rocks, put it around and push it into the bottom rockwork.
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Great advice everyone! Definitely going with the egg crate! Guess I'll have to see what I have for rocks to figure out the rest. Do y'all cover the entire bottom with the egg crate or just under the rocks? Will either work?
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either would work but I would cover the entire bottom. Eggcrate is cheap and it will be there in case you decide to change your aquascape.
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My concern is I'll have to make a deeper SB because I have a sand sifting star. Thoughts?
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It should work just fine no matter how deep your sandbed is. Another option is to make PVC risers for your live rock so things can burrow underneath it with little difficulty. But that's a bit more labor intensive to do.
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