Calculating DSB size for specific tank?

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by Ridwaan, 14 May 2007.

  1. Ridwaan

    Ridwaan

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    Hi Guys/Gals..

    I need some help on calculating the size of my new DSB...Does the size of the DSB matter????

    I have a 1200mm X 600mm Wide X 700mm High main tank...What size DSB will I need for this tank?

    Are there any calculations for this?

    Thanks
    Ridwaan
     
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    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    Ridwaan, as big as you have space for.
     
  4. Mashrie

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    Let Li work that out.;) He will work that out to the T.
     
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    The bigger the better, as big as possible.
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Ridwaan, i dont think there is an E = MC 2 route for a DSB,
    You would have to assume that some DSB's are more effective than others, and what bio load will you have, coupled to which skimmer, how much live rock will you have and how effective will that be?

    What I am getting at is that there are too many variables to calculate.

    Thus do what Alan says, bigger is better. work out what is the biggest possible size you can put in then make it 20% bigger. ;)
     
  7. Ridwaan

    Ridwaan Thread Starter

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    Cool...Thanks Guys....

    I will try and make it as big as I can...
     
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