DSB using Playsand

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by Puppy, 21 Jul 2008.

  1. Puppy

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    Anybody here using playsand from reggies etc. in or for the DSB?
     
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    Yeah i am, works very well, just wash it properly first.
     
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    Alan did u mix it with other Aragonites or is all the sand in your sandbed playsand?
     
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    Do i see an atritical coming on?
     
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    Yes, i had to use it as a filler as my bed would not have been deep enough. There is no problem using the play sand as long as you only need the bed to go biological for denitrification as it wont do anything to help the buffering of the water as the playsand is silica based i should imagine.
    Infact i have 2 DSB,s and one of them is silica sand [pool filter sand] and works very well.
     
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