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Old 02-04-2014, 04:22 AM   #1
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Recently dirted tank issues

I dirted my tank not realising that I my pair of kribensis burrow in their cave now instead of nice clean looking sand I have loads of dirt at the bottom how do I fix this or should I just let it be what I was thinking is I could just plant loads of plants to cover all the substrate maybe this is a good thing ?
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:14 AM   #2
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I'm not sure how you could fix this, kribs will always dig in the substrate. I'm not too familiar with dirted tanks, but you have to have a cap of something that's not dirt, right? Can you add more, so that when the kribs do dig, maybe they won't dig down to the dirt and disturb it?
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What I would have done in your case was add the dirt, then add a decent 1/4-1/2 inch layer of gravel and then sand in top. The gravel will act like a barrier stopping them from going further
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I know I should have done that I'm thinking of just planted loads of plants not maybe to form some kind of natural cap
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:03 PM   #5
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I know I should have done that I'm thinking of just planted loads of plants not maybe to form some kind of natural cap
Or add another inch of sand on top. What kind of plants are you wanting? Some plants absorb the nutrients from the water and others are root feeders that can dig their roots deep
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I want like rooted ones and like maybe some sort of carpet plant
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:18 PM   #7
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I want like rooted ones and like maybe some sort of carpet plant
Most carpeting plants are high light plants. Probably getting a bit off subject but are you set up for that?
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