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Old 11-18-2003, 12:43 PM   #1
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Plenum questions

I am still researching/reading before setting up my 46 bowfront. I have read up on using a DIY plenum, i.e- egg crate, pvc and screen material, to create an anaerobic zone for ammonia control in a dsb. Does anyone have a success story with using a plenum, or do you revile the thought? Why or why not. Thanks for the help.

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Old 11-18-2003, 07:58 PM   #2
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I personally don't know very many people that use plenums. I have, however, discovered that this is a debateable topic (such as DSBs). You will find opinions on why you should and shouldn't use one. I plan on a DSB in my 120 because the research I have done and I'm most comfortable with one. IMO, you should do what YOU feel comfortable doing and it seems like you are researching all about plenums and that is good. Let us know what you decide. Hopefully, you will get a response from someone using a plenum.


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Old 11-19-2003, 01:25 PM   #3
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I havent used one but i plan on trying it in my next reef.
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Old 11-19-2003, 10:43 PM   #4
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I have (approx) 4" sand bed with fine grain ooltic sand in my FO 55. I over feed, and I rarely do water changes on that tank other than top-offs.

Nitrates are 0, and have been since about 3 months after the tank finished cycling.

Adding a plenum would only decrease the volume of space in the tank I use for fish and other show animals. Take from my response what you will.
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