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Old 10-19-2006, 08:14 PM   #11
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And I thought the sand bed on my 10 gallon was deep :/ about 2 inches a 6 inch inch sand bed would full up hald my tank...and weigh 75 lbs.

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Yah, that is the problem of a DSB. In order to create an envirnment that is truely depleted of O2, it needs to be that deep.

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Originally Posted by lando
I prefer to stick with a sand bed of 3 inches and provide plenty of LR for my biological filtration.
I prefer to keep mine 1 inch less then this.
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Well, even if I where doing SW in my 75, that is too deep :/ but on a really large, or at least a tall tank, i.e. 24+ inches tall, I could def see me doin that.
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Mine is about 3 inches but only in the front of the tank. The back is bare bottom as i have a spray bar to push waste forward.
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Originally Posted by DreamerTheresa
I'm assuming that you'd release the gasses by vacuuming, and not by having sand sifters?
It could happen, if you have gas pockets deeper than the sifters/stirrers can reach and you try to vacuum too deep. I don't know how often that will happen, but just be aware that it can. I do agree the vacuuming of the sand could possibly remove some of the nitrifying bacterai, but if you have enough LR, you should be good to go.

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