Layout of dsb substrate in sump

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  1. tobiejvr

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    Hi

    My tank is running for +/- 35 days with no incidence. I heard of the benefits of a properly run DSB so would like to know which substrate should go where in the DSB. I have Sugar fine Aragonite and fresh beach sand taken on low tide next to sea level from half a meter deep.

    Already inside sump I have:

    1. Skimmer
    2. Live rock
    3. Charcoal bags
    4. Black bacteria balls
    5. Return pump

    Water is crystal clean and seems to be healthy.
     
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    hello and welcome tobiejvr
    On 35 days your tank should almost be done with its cycle period. On your DSB you would at this stage not see a lot. Fine sand or aragonite is OK. does not really matter, as long as it is fine.

    But as they say, a picture says a thousand words.
     
  4. tobiejvr

    tobiejvr Thread Starter

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    Hi Riaan

    Thank you for that.

    Plse see picks.

    Regards

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    first, your DSB should be 150mm deep. The sand itself.

    a picture from the front with the tub out the way would help a bit more. The DSB seems small, and the second chamber could have been part of a bigger DSB.
     
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