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Old 11-20-2004, 06:36 PM   #1
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Bubbles coming from my sand

I have been watching my tank, more today than usual and noticed bubbles coming from the sand. Should I be worried? What can be causing this? TIA
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Old 11-20-2004, 07:01 PM   #2
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It is just gases from the bacteria in your sand converting waste. It is good.
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Old 11-20-2004, 07:02 PM   #3
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If you have a SB then its just gas being released from the lower levels.... It's just part of the denitrification process.... this is just my uneducated guess
If you don't have a SB then I have no clue.
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Even without a dsb this will happen. I don't have a dsb and I get some bubbles. It is your sandbed converting(NO2 to NO3)
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Old 11-20-2004, 07:19 PM   #5
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Actually it turns NO3 into nitrogen gas... This reduces that NO3 in your tank.
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OK so it's good? That's great.
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Old 11-20-2004, 08:27 PM   #7
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How deep is your sand bed? Just curious...
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Old 11-20-2004, 09:02 PM   #8
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The two main gases produced by denitrification are nitrogen and CO2 in a shallow bed. Both are a good sign and nothing to be concerned about.

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I guess about 2 1/2 inches, never measured it and was going to add some more sand but never got around to it.
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Maybe your goby farted.
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