dsb and light

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by Blackrat, 16 Dec 2009.

  1. Blackrat

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    only if there is livestock or cheato in the water above it
     
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    I don't know if I'd say it "needs" it... but I do think it's better with it (some light at least-- doesn't have to be fancy).
     
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    I agree that there should be some light from time to time - also if you have a light in there that is on when the display lights are off it will help stabilise your PH at night.
     
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    Light will cause an algae film which will damper the effectiveness of your dsb and cause clumping. I personally use the remote bucket works great. So unless your trying to use this as a refugium as well I would say no light.
     
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