Originally Posted by duaumun
Would never take that risk!!!!!!!!
Just like alot of things that arent fully understood, there is alot of people out there who just jump on one side of the issue or the other w/o much else than informataion from a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend and then preach that as gospel. While there is evidence linking what is know as OTS to DSB
's...No one, including the "experts," know why it occurs, how to stop it, or if it is really linked to DSB
. It appears to be, but with out a direct cause, we cant say for sure. I know people who have had DSB
's for years with no problem. The research I have done says that in fauna solves most of the DSB
problems. The main issue that seems to be the focus is that it becomes a "sink" for heavy metals and/or it becomes stagnant.
2 easy solutions.
1. infauna to prevent stagnation
2. slowly (over a year or two) replace the old sand w/ new cultured sand. This prevents it from becoming a sink and removes the metals. To me..if the proper precations are taken, a DSB
is well worth the effort. But again...thats only my opinion. (with a little research thrown in)