After reading numerous posts on different places about reverse under gravel system RUGF ... I have seen the typical UGF
plate doing reverse flow the opposite corner might have dead spot or insignificant power (Not even distribute water output)
I was thinking using rain bars or drilled PVC
tubes connected together zig zac' ed on the bottom of the tank instead...
Then cover a layer of Bio Rings and a layer of Maifan Stones and finally Black Sand (yes, because sand you can say inorganic unlike soil which is organic it will not spoil or breakdown in 1-2 year...)
Plants nutrients will have to be in liquid form poured in every month or so after my usual weekly or biweekly water changes...
so basically: (from Bottom to Top)
1) Rain Bars connected zic zac and blowing direction towards up
2) Bio Rings
3) Thin Mesh Net
4) Maifan Stones
5) Thin Mesh Net
6) Black Sand (2-3 inch thick)
7) Plants and other orienments like lava rocks and driftwoods
Here is my list of filter and tank equipment:
Tank: 24"x12"x14" (66L) (going to change into this soon)
Prefilter: Wave Monarka Pre-filter (So any BIG waste will go into here instead) (going to buy this soon)
Filter: Atman CF1200 (1000L/H Flow)
Lights: Coralife Turbo-Twist 3X 9W UV
: 2L tank regulated (dont know the brand)
moving my current banged and scratched up 20"x13"x16" (60L) tank into this system and will move my cherry red shrimps and guppies, otos, and the 2 "no idea what it is" (loaches or CAE
??) into this new tank. (Also my plants, rocks, driftwood as well)
Just wondering if above is crazy or any recommendations for me??