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Well I now own a 90 gal tank

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    Default Well I now own a 90 gal tank

    Space has now gotten tigher in my apt, but I was just too weak to resist. Got the tank and stand for $75. Couldn't pass that deal up.
    Now to try to plan out how I want it to look. Now as far as drainage goes, do you think the plastic -- whatever its called -- thingy in the bottom would be sufficient?

    This terr will only have plants -- mainly orchids -- in it. In my 30 gal [which will be getting torn down as the 90 gal is its replacement] I have an inch or two of primagra [the puffed clay balls/pellets]. If the plastic ?grate? would prove sufficient I would be happier just sticking with that. [Would keep the tank lighter which would be great when someday I move out of my 3rd floor apt. Heckuva lot nicer than tearing the sucker all the way down.]

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    The white plastic grids look like the bases of an undergravel filter system. But since I don't grow terrarium style I don't know if that will provide enough drainage. You might want to post how deep the grids are.

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    That will not provide drainage unless its raised ontop of something like pvc pipes affixed to the bottom of the tank to make a false bottom.

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