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Old 05-23-2011, 12:00 AM   #11
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what are the pros and cons of dsb

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DSBs are a form of natural filtration that is used for removing nitrated from the water columb without water changes.

the cons of it are if its dont wrong you can cause a full system crash, killing all livestock in the aquarium
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um im not to sure but what comes to mind is

pro more room for sand sifting creatures bb will live in it providin natural filtration
errmm i wish i had more

con if stirred toxic chem ( no2 no3) could whipe out tank i wish i could help more but its 11pm here
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its not if its stirred, its more like if its stirred while its still establishing and debris gets under the sand then it can decompose and creat hydrogeon sulfide which will kill the system
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what are some examples of doing it wrong

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so with a dsb i get a big cuc and never touch it correct
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well doing it wrong is is tryign to clean it and stirrign up the sand. wit ha DSB you should never try to clean it syphon it or stir it.
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its not if its stirred, its more like if its stirred while its still establishing and debris gets under the sand then it can decompose and creat hydrogeon sulfide which will kill the system
actually mfd or someone researched and found out the hydrogen sulfide instantly de toxifies when it hits water doin no harm to fish
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so with a dsb i get a big cuc and never touch it correct

correct, its not to say it can never be touched you should wait for it to fully establish itself before it is stirred slightly, but it should never be cleaned

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actually mfd or someone researched and found out the hydrogen sulfide instantly de toxifies when it hits water doin no harm to fish
i did some research also and all comes back to killign everything
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:25 AM   #20
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thanks guys i think im gonna just go with about 50 lbs of pfs and start experimenting with the dsb when i get a sump/fuge going in the next few months i will change out my sand tomorrow just hoping it dosnt set my all the way back in my cycle
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