In a dsb
there is the potential of releasing hydrogenated sulfate into the water colum upon disturbing the sand bed. Your in luck I've been researching this a lot. I decided to do a dsb
in my main display. I also originally had a 2 in sugar fine sand bed once a week during my routine water change I would siphon off detritus being sure not to get to deep into the sand bed because there is good bacteria and micro fauna you want to keep alive. Ultimately I decided I didn't want to has the with siphoning my sand bed anymore so I started researching the dsb
. I will say there is a lot of things that need to be taken into account for this method but ultimately the benighted should pay off. I can say that when my sand bed was only 2 inches I was having 10 to 20 ppm
on my nitrate tests until I started siphoning of detritus my nitrates went to 0 to 5 ppm
. After I added Chaeto and a better sump refugium my nitrates went to 0 and have remained 0ppm. I do have 1in of mud with 1in of sand over the top but nitrates have remained at 0ppm for months.
Sent from my SCH-I605 using Aquarium Advice mobile app