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Neil Bridle
10-13-2006, 10:51 PM
Hello there
I am setting up a new planted tank with a heating cable is it better to have a layer of sand on top of the cable before a complete substrate layer followed by gravel or to leave the sand out any views welcome

10-14-2006, 02:31 AM
Welcome, Neil.

I'm just wondering why you're using a heating cable with your planted tank. But if you're set on using it, I wouldn't worry about the sand. It would actually reduce the effectiveness of the heating cable by reducing water flow through the substrate.

betta mom
10-14-2006, 05:28 AM
hi....and welcome....:11:

10-17-2006, 11:28 PM
Hello, welcome.