Boyu DSB

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by Roy, 22 Sep 2008.

  1. Roy

    Roy

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    Hey Guys

    My TL 550 is 1/2 way trough its first cycle. the LR is going through some interesting changes.

    my question is how do I set up a DSB in the 4 std chambers of the boyu? I dont see how I can change the flow to go over a chamber not through it.

    I currently have the std balls and rings. all i have changed with the filtration so far is chane the sponge for filter floss.

    tx in advance.
     
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  3. Matt

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    I think thats damn near impossible mate. You'll just end up with all the sand in all the compartments breaking your return pump. Will be ineffective in my eyes. Rather make sure the skimmer is working efficiently and ensure you have good liverock in your display.

    If you still want more you can buy a rio minisun clip on lamp (buy the white LED's) and have this over your middle chamber and you can grow chaeto in there (turn it into a mini refugium)
     
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    If you feel like really doing some hardcore DIY, you can always take out the baffles and set it up like a sump with 2 baffles either side of a DSB? But I would not even bother, I don't think such a small DSB would be worth the effort IMO...
     
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    Thanks guys. would i also need the lights if i put LR in the filter? or is it better to just add the LR into the tank - i have 8kg LR 20kg crushed coral with 105 l water.
     
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    Welcome Roy! Just something you might want to cnsider. Take all those ceramic rings and bio balls out of the back of your tank, that will become a huge nitrate factory! I've got the same tank and did this. Go have a look at matt165's thread "Tinkering with my 550" i think it was called. There you can see some nice conversions to do on your tank.

    Ciao..
     
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