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Old 04-16-2013, 09:24 PM   #121
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And I'm aware that the flange side is typically on the inside of the tank, but I flipped it around because I need to get as close to my wall as possible...
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:53 PM   #122
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Is 100 lbs of sand ok in a 75 or is it too much? I will have a 30 gallon sump with a fuge that I will also have a sand bed in...
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:52 PM   #123
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It depends on what you want in your main display tank. If 100 lbs of live sand is what you want in and it looks good than go for it. I don't think it will hurt. I would go for a sand bed no deeper than 2in everywhere.

It does also depend on the fish your getting, some fish require a DEEP live sand bed, so they can bury themselves in at night to sleep, or burrow and make tunnels for themselves to live in. So again, it's just want you want and what kind of fish your putting into your tank. I don't think 100 pounds is going to be that deep, I put 80 pounds of sand into my 55. It's about 2in sand bad.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:46 PM   #124
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It's a little more than 2".
As far as your target depth, It would depend on the function of your sand bed. Is it just for looks and for some critters to live in, or did you want it to aid in filtration? If it's the latter, I would make it 4" deep. A deep sand bed can aid in filtration just like a piece of live rock can.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:03 PM   #125
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Mr_X I was told a deep sand bad very bad. I was told that the deeper the sand bad the worse it could be. I was also told what you were saying. I went for a max of 2 to 3 inches in my tank. :-p
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That's not necessarily true.
They are very good for converting nitrate to nitrogen gas. I certainly wouldn't use very large particles, but sugar sized sand should be just fine. Some sand dwelling critters to keep the top layer aerated, and you are good to go.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:17 PM   #127
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This is the sand I'm going to use...

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Going to stick to the 90-100 lb amount as planned. Now should I do the same in my sump fuge section or should I go DSB with chaeto and live rock?
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:35 PM   #128
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I would do the Deep Sand Bed and Live Rock in your sump.
Check this forum out. Might be more helpful. :-p

Sooo.. DSB or LR rubble and chaeto in 'fuge? - 3reef Reef Aquarium Forum
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Awesome thanks! So from the comments looks like DSB and macros is the best way to keep nitrates essentially low? And did I gather that live rock is not as beneficial or did I misconstrue someone's post?
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I think what they were saying is one needs a different set up over the other. Not that live rock was not beneficial. I think live rock is better, anything natural is better than artificial.
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