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Old 04-13-2011, 09:27 PM   #11
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it could have been many other things stirring the sand bed could cause an ammo spike wich could have caused the death but it is proven hydrogen sulfide is completely harmless to fish once it hits water
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everything i've read says h2s is not a good thing in our aquariums, i'd liek to know more about how it is harmless
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:21 PM   #13
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everything i've read says h2s is not a good thing in our aquariums, i'd liek to know more about how it is harmless
sure its not good we dont want it it's like ammo kkinda. i cant say how its not bad but mfd kknows il pm him and have him jump in all ik is once it hits water its detoxifies
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kk thanks an explaination would be awesome because i think some organics have gotten under my sand and i've lost them. hopefully my nasarius snails get them
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ii pmd mfd **** be able to link you to the thread that said it or show you info id do it but i cant on the app

edit: ment to say he'll forgot the darn thing
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Oh.... you'll get some dark, almost black algae along the glass eventually. And no... it doesn't necessarily equal hydrogen sulfide.
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bllaaahhh thats so ugly, have you cleaned yours?

i've been considering puttign my live rock and live stock in a QT and straining my substratewith a window screen and a rubber maid container. i don't liek all the shells and stuff that is mixed in with the caribisea live sand i used
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bllaaahhh thats so ugly, have you cleaned yours?
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Not really. Some of the spots that are high up in the sand I've sucked out and replaced, but the deeper spots I leave alone. My sand bed is 4" or so deep.

Seems like many of the tanks I see with sand showing above the frame have some type of algae at the glass/sand boundary. Just seems to be a lighting thing in my situation. The ends of my tank don't get as much light and they don't have as many spots as the front, which gets more indirect light.
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so you're basically running a DSB?
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Kinda sorta, not really.

I think DSBs are normally more than 4"... can't remember the actual numbers from my original research. I know I'm kind of operating in that "no man's land" of sand beds where it's supposed to be bad - too deep to really maintain, but not deep enough to consider "deep". But it works for me.
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