Adding a DSB

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by Ari, 16 Oct 2011.

  1. Ari

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    Hi
    I want to add a DSB to my existing 4 month aquarium. I have a big middle compartement wich just has a bit of live rock. Is it possible to add a DSB? How do I do it? and what are the risks?

    Thanks in advance:)
     
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    it is possible

    Just wash the sand properly
    Add enough to be 15cm deep

    put the live rock back on top for first month. Thereafter you can start to move portions of the rock back to the display every week.
     
  4. Ari

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    Thanks RiaanP I am going to use reggies play sand. So I can just put it all in at once??
     
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    Yes you can

    Also check out garden centers, playsand there is a lot cheaper then Reggies
     
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    Where do you stay? If close to the coast, fine seasand collected below the low tide line is obviously first prize :)
     
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