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Pouring a 32x3x0.20 meter concrete fish tank bottom, 50% Thai Style, 50% Western Style.
Place eight of your duct tape strips halfway under the fish tank's bottom with the sticky sides facing up. Place two strips on each side of the tank bottom, evenly spaced.
Determine what size fish tank you would like to build and whether you will make it out of glass or plexiglass. Plexiglass is a clear, impact-resistant plastic. For safety reasons, glass tanks must not exceed 36 inches in height and plexiglass tanks have a 30-inch height maximum. Keep in mind that the side pieces will be attached on top of the bottom piece, which will remove 1/2 inch of space from each side of your aquarium floor.
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As much as this exchange helps, any waste that can get trapped in the substrate can hurt the tank. If waste becomes trapped, it will decompose and increase nitrate, phosphates, ammonia and other negative levels which can lead to fish illness and algae blooms. As we mentioned before, this waste is much easier to get rid of in a bare-bottomed tank.Choosing whether to add substrate to your aquarium or stick with the bare tank ultimately rests on you. Most aquariums will survive either way but one choice may be more successful than others. In our store, we have both bare-bottom tanks and tanks with substrate among our display tanks as well as the tanks we sell fish out of. Stocking these tanks is determined by the needs of the fish and the care that they need. Generally, coral-only reef tanks can go bare, planted freshwater tanks can’t; freshwater fish-only tanks might not need it but saltwater fish-only tanks (or fish-only with live rock) will do better with it. If you can’t decide which way will be more successful for you, we’d be happy to help you make the best decision for you and the success of your aquarium.Unexpected new arrivals like can be the ban of a saltwater aquarist’s existance, and tiny little nuisance snails or flatworms can harass a freshwater aquarists to tears. Most of these critters live or reproduce to some extent within the substrate and getting rid of the substrate to go bare-bottom will help get rid of them. Unfortunately, it will also get rid of the good critters like copepods and amphipods that can provide a natural food source to some of the pickiest fish and inverts. If you are making your choice to go bare-bottom to get rid of the nuisance critters, weigh the needs of the rest of your tank carefully to see if they can do without the good to get rid of the bad.I’m rescuing some fish from someone at work that was terminated, and left their fish behind. The gravel is disgusting, so I’m thinking of just going bare bottom. However, there is a Pictus Cat, and a Pleco. I will have wood in there for the pleco, but I’m worried about the cat. Will the cat be fine for two weeks while I wait to put him in with my South American tank that does have substrate?