I currently have a 37g w/a DSB
. IT has been running just fine for a year and a half. I have a new 90g that is empty, in the "planning stage".
I've read several articles on other forums (and this forum) about the pros/cons of a barebottom system. However, many of the discussions seem to be from a year or more ago. What is the latest thinking on barebottom tanks?
With a barebottom tank, I have gathered that I would need to do perhaps more changes, which won't be a problem with my new setup, but I'm wondering if I put a DSB
in my sump alone would that help long-term (and when that "crashes", if it does, I just replace the sand).
OR, since I do like the look of sand, what if I do 1/2-1" sand, and a DSB
in the sump? And use a turkey blaster occasionally to sift up the sand (or can some critters be used to do this)?
Sorry if this info is readily available...