Anyone Enjoy Bare Bottom Tanks?

  1. ChuthuluFish

    ChuthuluFish Member Member

    I do. I think its better for cleaning and easier to see you pollution. Also I enjoy the look. Plus IMO, I think some bottom dwellers like it more.

  2. luckdown

    luckdown Member Member

    I have a tank that's barebottom for now and there's a good amount of appeal to it. I think it'd be nicer if I were to paint the outside of the bottom a solid color cuz it can stress my fish out a little bit.

    It's a lot easier to find my fry in that tank lol which works cuz it's the fry grow out tank

  3. JamieXPXP

    JamieXPXP Well Known Member Member

    i do but at the sametime i dont. i like how it is easier to clean the bottom but it isnt nice if you want to have a planted aquarium or if your someone who will get annoyed with seeing dirt or seeing underneath the tank
  4. OP

    ChuthuluFish Member Member

    I have horn wort so there’s no need for me to plant.
  5. yukondog

    yukondog Well Known Member Member

    I do, but only in my fry tank.
  6. F

    Fishlover1996 Initiate Member

    I do when it comes to goldfish. They are really messy so I decided to go bare bottom and it's much easier to clean! I've not tried it with my tropical fish. They have plants in their tank so I can't take out the gravel.
  7. coralbandit

    coralbandit Member Member

    I have many BB for breeding and raising fry.
    The are far easier to keep clean IMO[obviously] .
    I have kept rooted plants in terracotta pots without issue ,and usually have floaters.
    I have only 4 tanks out of over 60 with substrate..They are my one marine or display tanks.
  8. D

    Disturbed.) Member Member

    My big display "still putting it back together" and kitchen tank have substrate. The 7 others are bare. Bare tanks are much easier to maintain.
  9. RainBetta

    RainBetta Member Member

    Yep. Same here. It's a lot easier that having gravel or sand. I transferred my fry into an already running 10G and they all pooped soooo much!
  10. D

    DutchAquarium Well Known Member Member

    Had a few bare bottoms include a saltwater bare bottom, but unless you have an external refug or sump, it's hard to keep the beneficial bacteria constant