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Old 08-07-2004, 11:44 AM   #1
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DSB question.

I plan to set up a deep sand bed, have a 9 kg live sand and a 20 kg normal sand grade 0, the normal comes in 10 kg a packet. My question is, where should I place the live sand? At the bottom, then normal sand on top, or at the middle with both normal sand below and on top, or should I place the live sand on the top most layer? TIA for all reply.
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Old 08-07-2004, 11:49 AM   #2
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add it on top of your base sand
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Old 08-10-2004, 10:14 PM   #3
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Thanks steve, how long should I wait in order to see bubbles occurs in the bottom of the sand?
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Old 08-11-2004, 06:15 AM   #4
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I've never seen bubbles in mine.
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Old 08-11-2004, 09:45 AM   #5
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Oh... but I thought that in order to removes NO3, there is a kind of bacteria at the bottom of the DSB and bubbles would be seen? Or did I misread the article?
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ya might see some bubbles ! it all depends on your bio load the more ya have the faster you will see them if low bio-load ya might not see them
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Then is there any other ways to see if the DSB is working or not?
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Old 08-12-2004, 10:40 AM   #8
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Simply testing of the water should indicate wheter or not your DSB is working.
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