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Old 12-06-2013, 01:05 AM   #1
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How deep sand bed?

Just curious, how deep should a sand bed be? Is it circumstantial? This would be for a FOWLR. Mine is about 4 inches, is this over kill?
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:17 AM   #2
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What size is the tank?
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:29 AM   #3
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4" is decent. It is not overkill. Some DSB's I've seen average 5-7". Just be careful with DSBs.
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:44 AM   #4
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What size is the tank?
55 gallon with 20 gallon sump.
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What are the issues with dsbs
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:26 AM   #6
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I am also curious as i want to add sand to my established tank and didnt know how deep to go
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:05 AM   #7
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Only issue I know of is you should disturb the sand bed so no stirring as can be toxic to your tank. If you leave it be though will be fine and do good denitrifying job
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:00 AM   #8
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+1 on 4" DSB always worked for me.... never really been told to be careful about DSB
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