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Old 12-03-2003, 05:08 PM   #1
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Live Sand - How Much to add on a new tank?

I have about an inch to 1 1/2 inches of live sand. I was told less is better, but I am reading on here that I should have 3-5 inches? I have a 46 gallon bowfront.
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this is a much debated topic. Personally I find less is better, but try this link for more info- btw good to see someone else from north fl, im in mandarin

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Im happy with my DSB. It doesnt all have to be live. You can put dry sand in aswell. It will become live fairly quickly with a good live sand to seed it.
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Basically the thing about a DSB is...it is a sink. There is an end product (s) to all the processes occuring and they sit and stew in the DSB, which has a glass bottom. Once the sink is full....those products enter the water column and create some major problems.
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Old 12-04-2003, 09:10 AM   #5
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Hi,

Live sand is very expensive in most pet stores, but I believe that three inches is ideal for your tank. Most of my tank have crushed coral which I've be using for years. Everyone has different idea. As you continue your hobby you will learn which is the right one for you. I will never buy play sand at home depot and use it in my tank.

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reefrunner what do you haev in your tank to deal with nitrates if not a dsb? also, i have heard of these dsb crashes but has anyone ever experienced on themselves? i just decided to switch over to dsb but now reefrunner is making me nervous. what is an alternative? a plenum? or will the same thing happen?
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Old 12-04-2003, 02:43 PM   #7
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I am not to sure which is better, I have read both views. Anyone else want to chime in?
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There are a lot of animals that prefer a DSB to root around in. I am going with a DSB.
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Also, I'm putting 40# of live sand into my 75 Gal on top of the southdown sand. the southdown sand should be live in a couple of months.
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