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View Poll Results: There is so much "Hoopla" on Deep Sand Beds. In your opinion, a DSB is:
The best option we have for substrate right now. 29 55.77%
It's just a "fad" that will fade soon. It's really overrated. 7 13.46%
It's the "In" thing to do! Everyone else says it's great, so it must be... 4 7.69%
Who cares? 3 5.77%
Your CC will be just fine. 9 17.31%
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Old 11-04-2004, 02:58 AM   #11
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I'm not the one trying to pick a fight. This isn't the first time all mighty phases 99 has attacked my post. I am trying to help and learn as much as the next guy and I notice that certain people are attacking otheers. I don't appreciate being scrutinized. I'm not an expert and never try to be one. I don't say anything on this site that I don't believe to be true. We are supposed to be conversing and trying to help each other out and I'm sorry if I get angry when some know it all is trying to tell me my information is useless. I didn't realize if my opinion contradicts yours that you can attack others. My opinion is mine and yours is yours and if you don't agree then let's discuss it.
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Old 11-04-2004, 03:05 AM   #12
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Thats funny..I don't have a problem with nitrates and..Whoa I don't have a DSB either.. All in all its a matter of preference.. DSB or no DSB a SW Reef can be quite successful and neither are better than the other.. Biggest difference is look..Thats all.. Been doing SW for years and have done DSB, SSB, and CC.. And to be honest. If you maintain the tank like your supposed to..They all end up with the same results..
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... when some know it all is trying to tell me...
It's comments like this that we are refering to. That is a personal attack and is A) Uncalled for. B) A violation of the UA. C) doesn't further the discussion of the pros and cons of a DSB.

Again, to ALL involved: Mature debate is welcome and helpful to all. This can be accomplished WITHOUT any personal attacks or inflamatory remarks.



now for my opinion on DSBs :D . No they're not "necessary" and I honestly don't have books of facts and test results, but what I do have is my experiences with mine. I have a 55 gallon tank with NO external equipment and I have near 0 nitrates all the time. I have practically no maintenance to perform. So, IMO, a DSB is a god send that made having a reef both easy and affordable for me.

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Old 11-04-2004, 09:33 AM   #14
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honestly, the whole dsb thing scares me- pockets of anoxic gas and the possibility of your whole tank crashing... ive always been fine with some macro algae and a couple inches of sand.

just IMO, IME
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but a collection of sand sifting stars/snails should prevent anaerobic gas pockets from forming in the first place.
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Old 11-04-2004, 05:37 PM   #16
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Thats funny..I don't have a problem with nitrates and..Whoa I don't have a DSB either.. All in all its a matter of preference.. DSB or no DSB a SW Reef can be quite successful and neither are better than the other.. Biggest difference is look..Thats all.. Been doing SW for years and have done DSB, SSB, and CC.. And to be honest. If you maintain the tank like your supposed to..They all end up with the same results..
Could you elaborate what methods you find are best to keeping nitrates down?
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Old 11-04-2004, 05:49 PM   #17
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I have CC and my nitrates suck. At this point i think anything would help me I think my fish have just got used to them being 40-80. I have tryed every thing in the book. DSB is my last resort
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I was hesitant to use it after the horror stories out there about tank crashes. I have never had super high nitrate, usually running abour 20. After adding the DSB, they had dropped within a few weeks to nearly zero.
So far, I'm a believer.
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Ummm... Why would dsb do anything for the nitrates? I have regular black tahitian moon sand in the aquarium, and yea I have some nitrates, but the tanks fine, but to tell you the truth I think that you should atleast try and change your CC bed into a sand bed, because the CC will trap in food and other wastes, and raise nitrates like that
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Why would dsb do anything for the nitrates?
The bacteria that consume nitrates lives in a low oxygen enviroment. in a deep sand bed of say 3-4" or more, the bottom layers of the sand bed is poor in oxygen, hence the bacteria that consum nitrates thrive in this area. now you could run with no sand at all if you have enough live rock.
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