07-07-2012, 06:59 AM
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Dallas, TX
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Originally Posted by Michael
Niko, that makes sense, I suspected that it had something to do with the undergravel filters, but I've never seen such a set-up before. Could one of the layers be zeolite?
On the goby tank, I wonder if one reason for the tall mesh cylinders is simply that he/she wanted the display to be very close to the top of the tank so that plants could spill over the edges and the shallow water would be very visible from the top. Of course, the much greater volume of water makes it easier to maintain good water quality.
Don't know about the zeolite.
You make more sense than me on the idea of a "stilts" setup. His main filtration area comes from the gravel. Guy either dind't want to buy a shallower tank or it's just used to have part of his tanks be "unused".
By the way, last year I kept a 75 gallon aquarium outside with about 8 inches of water in it. I know that talking about this in front of Michael is a little stupid but here it is: I placed a bunch of potted plants in the aquarium - flowers and herbs. Water was up to the pots tops. No circulation, just refill the water when it evaporates half way. Talk about the plants loving the situation! The happiest plant was Basil which is notorious for having to be watered heavily. I started to wonder if I can have a flower bed with an underground PVC pipe full of water (with drain and fill) and the flowers soaking their roots in it. I bet this will work well + it will save a lot of water which normally drains down through the soil.
And for the new people - here it is why you got to be careful when you talk to Michael about outside plants, ponds, etc: https://picasaweb.google.com/ddasega...gPart2Outside#