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Old 09-12-2011, 07:22 PM   #11
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I have a plexiglass shelf in my tank held up by pvc. It sticks out of the water with sand on top. You need a lip around the edge because the sand falls off.
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I am looking into something similar, a slate or plexiglass shelf with (maybe) some plants and substrate on top. My concern is for the roots of the plants. Will the substrate be deep enough to keep the plants fed and healthy? I wouldnt want to make something even 1 inch deep because it would seem too large, so is that enough to do what I want or should I keep trying?


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My shelf sand is about 2 in high and i have and i have a 29 gal. You should be fine with 2-3 inches. It can be higher in the back and slope toward the front
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got a pic of the tank mate???
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I have a plexiglass shelf in my tank held up by pvc. It sticks out of the water with sand on top. You need a lip around the edge because the sand falls off.
This just gave me an idea... Use PVC pipe coated with silicone (aquarium safe of course) and rolled in a mixture of sand and crushed shells, giving them a look like the pictures of Roman columns that had been submerged for decades. Then use something on top treated the same way as a shelf. I'm thinking of making it look like an old temple with the roof partially collapsed. That would give me the space underneath AND my shelf. Thanks!

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This just gave me an idea... Use PVC pipe coated with silicone (aquarium safe of course) and rolled in a mixture of sand and crushed shells, giving them a look like the pictures of Roman columns that had been submerged for decades. Then use something on top treated the same way as a shelf. I'm thinking of making it look like an old temple with the roof partially collapsed. That would give me the space underneath AND my shelf. Thanks!

That does sound like a pretty sweet idea actualy mate, gotta get some pics up wen ur done
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man your going all out. good luck post pics
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Why dont you get an Eco Level. I think they just started but there are shelves you can put inside your tank
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