Bare bottom tank question...


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hey guys, i was wondering if a BB tank would be fine for a mantis? the bottom has be reinforced with acrylic 1/8 thanks of input


YJ true wrangler.
are you making a frag tank or somthing why would you want no substrate. I think its one of the coolest parts of owning a mantis mine makes paths all over the tank though the sand.


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not all burrow in the sand. N. wennerae, G. smithii and a bunch of other species make burrows in the rockwork if they are presented with the proper rock. My G. smithii for example made its home in a porous piece of rock by widening an existing hole in the rock. Peacocks and many spearers on the other hand, do need sand. OP, what species were you looking at?