I would appreciate your views on this idea.
MAX FLOOR COVERAGE, ADDED DISPLAY SPACE
I like some smooth, open floor space cleared for displays, but I also want maximum substrate and plant coverage. I think acrylic risers may achieve this:
1/8" thick acrylic, with legs high enough for free movement of both fish and water (nobody trapped; minimal dead spots), and raise the surfaces 2", 3", 4" or even 5" above the soil level.
The 1/8" riser legs will set on pre-buried 1/2" or 3/4" or 1" acrylic pedestals, placed on the glass floor and *level* with the substrate, before or while green life is planted.
Pedestals at solid height will allow display areas to be removed and set back in easily; and also separated and cleaned themselves at any time. They will be very stable when buried, and need only be slightly wider than the riser legs.
All components are common and widely available in any size.
This is for tank #2, design phase. Interior 10.5" cube (1" higher for water level); 5 gal