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Old 06-09-2009, 11:25 PM   #1
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O where O where have all the bacteria gone??

I have been pondering a thought for a while now and want to see if anyone has an answer!!

Does the majority of bacteria live in the LR or in the DSB?? I know the aerobic and anaerobic bacteria live in their respective place. Expressed in percentages though, how much of the bacteria is in the LR and how much is in the DSB??

Just assuming a "generic berlin setup" what do you guys think??

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aerobic would only live int the top 1"-2" of the sand, so I would say that most of your aerobic would be in your LR. % would depend on the amount of rock Vs Sand area.

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I agree, the more surface area, the more bacteria. For example, if you had smooth surfaces such as marbles then you would have very little bacteria, as opposed to super pourous rock or even sponges, you would have considerably more.
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Yes as mentioned the nitrifying bacteria is on surfaces. LR, substrate and tank surfaces.


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