Alternative to a DSB?

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by Space Prawn, 30 Nov 2011.

  1. Space Prawn

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    Hey guys

    I've been reading up on DSBs a lot lately.

    now from what I understand is that DSBs need quite a bit of surface area to be effective(numbers like 400x500mm min come to mind).

    Looking at my stand and proposed cabinet this might not be possible.

    Is there an alternative to a DSB that would have the same or nearly the same effect?

    Cheers
    SP
     
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    A RDSB.

    RDSB = Remote Deep Sand Bed.

    Have a huge dsb plumbed into your sump.Then you can have it outside, in the garage or next room ect.A DSB should be atleast the same footprint size as your DT(to be effective).

    Alternatively you can go the reactor route eg: Np bio pellet or Zeovite ect.

    The opsions are endless!!
     
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    Depends what you want and what you intend to keep eg. LPS and soft corals which like a bit of nutrients or SPS with very low nutrients.
    If you want the more natural, biological way, then look at DSB, RDSB, macro algae or scrubber.
    If you want the more expensive chemical way, look at NP pellet reactor, or low nutrient systems by using Zeovit and bacteria dosing, etc
     
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