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Old 04-30-2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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Close call

I recently got a adult yellow lab and he dug under my scape of sandstone I woke up today and it was all fallen over against the glass I'm so glad it dident shatter !! Or fall in any fish
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
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My worst fear!! I have a ton of rock (about 200 pounds) in my 125 with mbuna that like to dig.

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Old 05-01-2013, 01:25 AM   #3
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I wish I had a big tank like that it looks great
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:59 AM   #4
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Lesson learned. That's why regardless of tank size I set up the scape (dw/rocks) before i add sand. So regardless if they dig its still structurally sound.

Glad all is well. Tank looks good btw.
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My worst fear!! I have a ton of rock (about 200 pounds) in my 125 with mbuna that like to dig.
Where did you get that rock!?
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:21 AM   #6
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Lesson learned. That's why regardless of tank size I set up the scape (dw/rocks) before i add sand. So regardless if they dig its still structurally sound.

Glad all is well. Tank looks good btw.
Exactly I make sure the base is at the bottom and I only have one who likes to dig and he's kinda jerk anyway so I fill hi cave back in every once in a while
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Where did you get that rock!?
Local landscape company has red lava boulders so that's about 4 good sized ones. I broke them with a sledge hammer/axe and put holes in some with a carbide drill bit.
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Looks good. One thing you can do is place egg crate (light diffuser) to the bottom of the tank then add your rocks and then add the sand. The rocks will have a sturdy base. Protecting your glass and not impacted by the digging.
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Looks good. One thing you can do is place egg crate (light diffuser) to the bottom of the tank then add your rocks and then add the sand. The rocks will have a sturdy base. Protecting your glass and not impacted by the digging.
That's a really good idea!
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