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    Can I move my DSB ? Will all the nitrite loving bacteria die off if oxygen if introduced into the substrate ?
     
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    If your dsb is is not local sea sand and is less than a year old; should be ok. IMO delay adding livestock a day or two. I would also run bigger quantities of carbon during, and then phos absorber after, adding stock. Goodluck
     
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    Thanks, livestock are going into Quarantine, so plenty days.
     
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    Hi sunburst,

    why do you say that? my dSB is made of local sea sand and i am planning on moving in 6 months time (dsb 7 months old then).
     
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    Andreas please do not take my word as Gospel. It is an opinion. However an opinion that i would like to share in the hope that when the time comes you will be aware of the potential dangers.

    A DSB, especially the healthy established ones will all have matter in various stages of decomposition, in layers like an onion. And the bi-products from past waste leaving behind a lethal cocktail if released suddenly; deadly. Sea sand when collected has an enormous amount of life already present...., a lot of which will not make the transition. Where does all this dead and dyeing waste go, if not exposed to the vagaries of oxygen?
     
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    Hi Sunburst - also - just my opinion, mind you ;-)
    I use natural sea sand in both my tanks. I know what you are talking about, when you say "die off". BUT, this only occurred in the sand I collected for my 2nd tank (my 1.2 metre). I cycled this tank for +-2 months before I put any life in it. WITH this sea-sand that had die-off in it. It worked out 100% fine for me.... The nitrates in the tank is now staying WAY below 2..... As far as my test-kit shows.
     
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    Jacques, which your tanks have you being battling with algae?
     
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