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Old 09-09-2011, 11:05 PM   #991
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yep he is swimming now!!!! amazing, sticks and fish whispering.
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:52 PM   #992
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The dsb info and the rate of the drip acclimation, yet another two things I've learned from this thread lol
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:13 AM   #993
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i would definitely seek advice on the dsb. i think the reason i didnt do it was because there where so many ways to filter your sw and a dsb was just another way, but not necessary. yeah that sounds right. and i didnt want/ couldnt at the time spend the cash for that much substrate.
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:28 AM   #994
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i would definitely seek advice on the dsb. i think the reason i didnt do it was because there where so many ways to filter your sw and a dsb was just another way, but not necessary. yeah that sounds right. and i didnt want/ couldnt at the time spend the cash for that much substrate.
See that's the thing, with all the investment that I've already made in this tank, the dsb might just put me way over the top. I was thinking of creating one in my fuge, but from what I've read here, my money might be best spent elsewhere (as the dsb in the fuge wouldn't encompass a grand enough surface area)
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:46 AM   #995
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To anybody debating to running a dsb or not, do it. Other than the initial cost if the substrate (which can be kept low with pfs or playsand), there's absolutely 0 running cost and when done right (ask carey). It can actually lower nitrates
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:46 AM   #996
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your putting mineral mug in you fuge remember? or am i wrong? like i said its just another way of filtering. ive talked to a guy and says he would put his berlin filtration system up agaist any fuge.

its like what carey has said before and what maya said to her... its what works for you that you want to stick with.

carey had a 55 with a hob skimmer and canister filter, ran 0 trates
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:47 AM   #997
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To anybody debating to running a dsb or not, do it. Other than the initial cost if the substrate (which can be kept low with pfs or playsand), there's absolutely 0 running cost and when done right (ask carey). It can actually lower nitrates

huma, so you say run a dsb in my fuge?
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See that's the thing, with all the investment that I've already made in this tank, the dsb might just put me way over the top. I was thinking of creating one in my fuge, but from what I've read here, my money might be best spent elsewhere (as the dsb in the fuge wouldn't encompass a grand enough surface area)
Yeah, but it helps grow caulerpa and stuff to bring down trates. To each their own, but I know it works for me. No trates in over 3 weeks without a pwc.....
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huma, so you say run a dsb in my fuge?
I would suggest it......
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if my grade school math is correct i will have something close to an 18x22x12"high compartment for my fuge.
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