That's great!, I wish my fish were out and about like that. They are still young so I'm hoping they'll get that way. Very nice tank.MJCanAm said:
2 weeks later I'm starting to wonder if this setup is sustainable. While I like the look, I think nitrates are going to be a problem as I can't really vacuum much sand and poop is starting to build up in certain crevices (unless I were to take the rocks out almost weekly to do a deep clean with the python). Do you think your 3 pile method in a 75 gallon will leave me with enough caves for the fish to still feel comfortable or does that only work in longer tanks? Or do you have tips to make this work and keep nitrates at a appropriate level as I am enjoying this design and the fish seem to as well. (I currently have 2 canisters with a combined 790gph).DJRansome said:It would be a big change and probably less attractive. I make 3 piles so that I can insert a divider between 2 of the piles. I then shoo the fish to the divided pile and remove the rocks in that section.
I never let the rocks touch the glass or sides and keep one Python-width of substrate between rocks and glass for ease of weekly vacuuming.