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Old 12-18-2012, 02:20 PM   #11
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For the reasons you mentioned "because even after sifting the sand it liked to clump up, compact, and some floated" Pool filter sand doesn't do these things by design, and makes a somewhat breathable medial till it requires cleaning (takes some time) then it cleans with vacume or stir methods...you can choose which. I'm not pushing just offer a response to your cause and effect. Besides its all hypothetical on a DIY project you are kicking around the idea of. PP
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:31 PM   #12
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I am going to go with PFS if i try again for those reasons. I just tried the sand which i mentioned earlier because i already had it.
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It's all fun so enjoy when you do it...PP
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:57 PM   #14
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You could try if you want also, it wont take much time, but it might be quite effective.
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It is effective given time, for it takes time to build the low oxygen envirment deep in the sand to effectively drop Ammonia Nitrates, and cost is small yet effective with DIY, and more expensive is the ready made deep sand bed filters that use less sand, and are also effective. I personally don't plan to use this specific type of filter system, but thanks for the suggestion. PP
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:08 PM   #16
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I meant it wont take much time to make... But knowing that it will take time to become effective would also help.
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