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Old 02-11-2011, 10:30 AM   #21
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Is 3" deep enough? I keep reading about dead pockets from the sand being to deep
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:39 AM   #22
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if you are trying to achieve a deep sand bed, then you will need at least 4" of sand...preferably more.. "dead pockets" or anaerobic zones are what you want in that case.
if not, then i would just go with a 1"-2" coating, just for looks.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:42 AM   #23
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Ok I have 100lbs of sand lol im not sure how many inches that will give me hopefully 4 it's pool filter sand is that still good?
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i don't know the answer to that. there is opinion either way. i like to stick with aragonite based sand because it buffers the ph. i don't use silica based sand.
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Us e this to calc sand depth - Sand Bed Calculator

My opinion is that you want to do the sump with a refugium built in. Do the DSB there and not in your display tank. The rationale is that within a DSB the bottom layers develop toxicity over time. It's not a problem if left undisturbed so you don't want to have anything that can borrow and stir up the deepest layers. If you do your DSB in the sump, you can close it off from getting into the DT if disturbed.

If you just do like 2" in your DT, you can avoid the problems within the display tank.

I would go for the aragonite based sand which you can get in really small diameters - < .5mm
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That is a small tank so you could go either way. A sump is probably better, but a maineland or fluval 305 is easier to maintain. I would go with a canister personally.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:45 PM   #27
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Well I might build my own sump after becoming more familiar with everything there is to learn for Now though I am going to use a good HOB filter and a good skimmer.
So far I have
&bull;100 pounds pool filter sand
&bull; 2 300 watt heater
&bull; plastic background
&bull;25 lbs or so of live rock in the bucket with an airstone.
&bull;instant ocean sea salt


Am I missing anything?
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So today I'm going to set up the tank any methods of cycling that is good and efficient?
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lol..you dropped your net!
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