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Plenum Sump 3 20.00%
DSB in tank 9 60.00%
SSB 3 20.00%
Bare Bottom 0 0%
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Old 11-15-2004, 04:11 AM   #1
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Been searching and I end up asking

I'm about to embark on a project that requires a fair bit of effort and I just want to know what the general census is!
Many thanks for contributing, please feel free to elaborate on your choice!
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Old 11-15-2004, 06:09 AM   #2
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I went with about 3" in the tank. And wnt with a sump that is about 45% the size of my tank. About 35 gal sump with 5" of sand on a 75 gal tank. NO plenum. I was unsure about crashes. So I can remove the sump from the system and replace it if it becomes necessary.
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Old 11-15-2004, 09:29 AM   #3
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Neither, in my opinion, either a shallow sand bed or a bare bottom tank for me
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i researched this very thing and went with kevin's opinion good arguments on both sides good luck
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Old 11-15-2004, 11:17 AM   #5
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Neither, in my opinion, either a shallow sand bed or a bare bottom tank for me


SSB for all my tanks.

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Old 11-15-2004, 12:57 PM   #6
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This is good, lots of input. I bet it's probably safe to assume (due to the lack of votes) that many agree with SSB? My current setup is SSB (average thickness equals 1 inch of fine 2-3mm Aroganite. I have friend addicted to the Plenum setup so I just want to obtain as much info before I decide on building one.
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Old 11-15-2004, 01:02 PM   #7
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I like the 2-4" sand bed.. I don't consider 4" a DSB to me a DSB is 5"+. I run a Sump,skimmer and refugium on both my tanks with LR and LS.
You planing on using LR? This is the best way to go.... Good luck with the project, keep asking questions....
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Old 11-15-2004, 01:13 PM   #8
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Yes I am "loving" the LR. My goal is to reach about 1.5# per gallon. I have just hooked up a surface skimmer running off an AQ200 with carbon as well as 2 power heads and a Seaclone 100 skimmer (when it arrives)
I do have an incredible urge to drill the tank and run a Plenum sump You know the hi-tec bug 8)
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By SSB I meant not over 2", although my tanks are at 1-1½" depending on who's been moving stuff around.

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