1. Pebbles can be used as a drainage system, but that makes your tank heavy in the situation you have to move it. Gravel is not often used.Starting to build a new tank, and was wondering about false bottoms.
I got a fish tank (emptied) for free, and it came with small pebbles. I was wondering if I could use the fish tank bottom as the false bottom. If any of you have had a fish tank before, you have to connect a few oxygen tubes into this plastic grid on the bottom for water circulation. Two questions:
1. Can pebbles be used instead of hydroton?
2. do pebbles/hydroton go under the false bottom, or on top?
2. If you use a false bottom which consist of egg create/window screen/ and pvc you have no need to use either pebbles or hydroton.
I use the egg create false bottom in all of my vivs. Just make sure you are able to get the drain water out of the tank.