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Old 08-04-2003, 12:28 PM   #1
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sump question

BIG question. do i put bio-balls in my sump if i'm making a reef tank?
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if, by reef tank, you mean a tank with LR and a DSB, and you intend on having inverts and/or corals then no. It is not recommended as the bio-balls will eventually build up nitrates which inverst and corals are very sensative to.
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whats a DSB? i probably know what it is but not by the shortned form
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DSB = Deep Sand Bed....i think its usually about 4 inches deep
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DSB articles:
http://www.rshimek.com/reef/sediment.htm
http://www.seabay.org/art_plenums_part1.htm
http://www.seabay.org/art_plenums_part2.htm

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http://www.aquariumadvice.com/showqu...q=2&fldAuto=10
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