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Old 04-13-2005, 05:47 PM   #11
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I was also worried about the DSB going bad but I didn't want a BB tank because I wanted to create a more natural look in my man made ocean in a box. So I decided on only having about 1 1/2" - 2" of sand.

It's really up to you. There are pro's and con's to both.
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I was also worried about the DSB going bad but I didn't want a BB tank because I wanted to create a more natural look in my man made ocean in a box. So I decided on only having about 1 1/2" - 2" of sand.

It's really up to you. There are pro's and con's to both.
Check out this thread on another forum, http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...5&pagenumber=1
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I think I am going to use 2" of sand. I plan on using half dry and half live. This is O.K. right?
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what happens when a DSB "crashes"?
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The faux sand bed is neat but I prefer to have some real sand. It's all up to the persons taste.

DSB crashes = you tank will crash also causing massive amounts of deaths
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It is personal preference but i have a 4-5" dsb right now and when i move the tank in a couple months it's coming out. I have chosen to go with sps and I personally not into the sand look now. It's all what you like to look at but if you opt to go bb your can build a bottom that looks basically the same without the hassle of sand blowing around.
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Old 04-18-2005, 10:20 AM   #17
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It is personal preference but i have a 4-5" dsb right now and when i move the tank in a couple months it's coming out. I have chosen to go with sps and I personally not into the sand look now. It's all what you like to look at but if you opt to go bb your can build a bottom that looks basically the same without the hassle of sand blowing around.
So what are you going to put at the bottom of your tank? I'm debating bb vs. dsb right now... leaning towards bb although I want to make sure I can get the benefits of a dsb perhaps via a fuge.
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