's are currently an extremely controverisal topic.
Their biggest benefit is they are an excellent
means of dentrification. Some ppl feel that they harbor bacteria and waste, and this can accumulate eventually causing "old tank syndrome" or "toxic tank syndrome".
I'm not entirely sold on this, nor am I entirely sold on the fact the DSB
's are the "holy grail" they were made out to be 3-4 years ago.
We run a DSB
in our main tank. It works wonderfully, however, it is too deep for my personal tastes - I just don't particularly like the looks of it. I am in the process of *slowly* removing it, so that it is just a shallow sand bed - approx. 1".
, I do have a 70g refugium with a DSB
. I do still believe that DSB
's provide enough benefits for me to maintain a "remote" dsb
I have a couple good DSB
articles listed on this page: