Nice DSB information

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

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    Very nice information.

    The problem with us Jozi guys is that we don't have access to sand as fine as what is mentioned.

    Some generous coastal guys must send us some sand from the ocean....
     
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    nice link there ridwaan!!
     
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    Guys...If stumble upon a website with nice DSB info...Please post the link here...
     
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    will do.but theres one thing that always crosses my mind, i read from so many different books and view so many different websites,i find it confuses me.everyone has different views on their success.dunno who else agrees
     
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    'When you guys need shout, you will just have to pay for the plastic drums and a cheap way of shipping it, and i will send with pleasure
     
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    I think someone has to drive down in August for the conferance and take a bakkie with a trailer to bring it all back ;)
     
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    We need to set up a sand swapping club too. A handful of sand from someone else's system does wonders for adding bio diversity.
    I think the next DRC meeting everyone needs to bring some sand along..
     
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    Been saying this for months now. Choose a standard size (250ml for instance) and everyone brings that much.
     
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    I will be even more than willing to buy it from that person.
     
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    LOL nice thread
     
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    Yeah,me too.
     
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    Thanks for the link Ridwaan.
     
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    Ok, I know this is an old thread, but it's got pretty much everything in it that I was looking for.

    It looks like I will be getting another tank very soon, measurements are 150cm*45cm*45cm and I would really like to put a DSB in the main display instead of in the sump. Does anyone have any pictures of this?

    From what I've read, the depth should be between 10cm and 15cm.

    What would you guys recommend I use?
     
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    AWESOME link - first time I see this thread too Sparky!
    Sparky - I have natural sea sand, as well as some "play sand" (in my sump - very fine - sugar fine).

    I believe in having 12cm to 15cm DSB. I see that Puppy has an even deeper DSB - about 22cm deep in his sump....
     
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    Sparky, some guys use playsand, myself included. It's so cheap it's almost free.
     
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    Ok. The stuff you get at any toy store??
     
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    Yep, most toy stores.

    Just wash it very very well with tap water.
     

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