Well im finally going to start my first false bottom tank... after many months of drawings for plans and set ups. Im planning on having a rain feature and a rather large area of land... Now i am not planning on having live plants as i really dont want to have to trim them or allow for a uv light. since i am not going to have live plants i was planning on making a background that would also make the floor at the waterline. now if i have the water circulating will that help prevent mold and other problems? I have so many idea for this tank scenery wise that i dont want to do the clay pellets and soil type setup if i can avoid it..
EDIT:: back to my heat source. I was thinking about a Under Tank Heater but because the bottom is going to be slightly above the ground i felt this would be useless. then i considered putting it along the backside but the styrofoam would keep it insulated and would not even make a diff on the inside fo the tank. My very first heat source i was considering was a lamp, but my tank is going to be 3 foot tall with three levels all about 10 inches, so the light would have a long distance to heat making the top either to hot and the bottom not warm enough. I feel the water heater will do as heat rises, and the water is at the bottom, it will warm the majority of the tank. Now i have a feeling the water heater will do, but what about Ceramic Heat Emitter's? Im not sure exactly how they work and im a bit worried about them getting to hot, or not warming up enough area unless i used multiple of them... Any suggestion are more tahn welcome