Q. about flow and surface area

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by Osama M, 5 Jun 2009.

  1. Osama M

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    hi.

    I'm planning about setup 200L tank

    So what should the flow over my DSB be ?

    And what is the recommended surface for my system ?


    Please advise me about the articles i should read about it
     
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    Thanks Boendoe
    what about surface area ?
     
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    Surface area, as big as possible, I have a 3 foot as a sump and a least half is my DSB.
     
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    Hey dude my sump is 800x500x300(lxbxh)
    My DSB is is 350x500x180 the heights is plus minus
    but ya thats my sump lets see what others have to say
     
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    not a DSB boff but that sounds good to me
     
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    Oh, please don't go by this article too much... it's so out-dated and full of bad info.

    Flow over a DSB should be as much as you can get without creating a sand storm. As others have said, surface area should be as much as you can reasonable get.
     
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    Aside from the fact that the author doesn't know how to write in complete sentences, I think the info is more or less accurate. Sand grain size is really, really important. I do think that a mix of fine sands is probably the best for our purposes. As far as diversity goes, yes, more is better. However, we don't quite need as much diversity as is found in the ocean. We just need enough diversity to keep the sand bed populated enough to keep the sand grains from clumping together.
     
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    Agreed sihaya...he / she doesnt cpmplete a sentence making it difficult to read (maybe thats why i gave up after about 3 mins of reading !)

    Quick scan of the doc did however seem interesting....will go back & read again.

    Thanks for your input again:thumbup:
     
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    Thnx for the great help
     
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