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Old 11-22-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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How deep of sand?

I was wondering how deep my sand bed needs to be. I have a 29 gallon tank with 20lbs of live sand it it but put it in after my rock so I think its alot deeper then 20lbs normally is. how deep should it be for these fish>


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Old 11-22-2011, 06:56 PM   #2
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1-2 inches for a regular sand bed and about 4-6 Deep sand bed. i keep my sand bed in my dt about 2-3 inches and a untouched 5 inch deep sand bed in my refugium
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:02 PM   #3
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its 1-1 1/2 inches in different areas
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i think u should be fine
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:58 PM   #5
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There is a middle ground between a SSB and a DSB that is not ideal. I believe around the 2.5-3.5" mark. Too deep for aerobic bacteria and not deep enough for anaerobic bacteria. However at 1-1.5 you're perfectly fine.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:25 PM   #6
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Sounds perfect saves me 25$
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:05 PM   #7
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That's the name of the game. The more money for corals the better lol.
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