RDSB Sizing?

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    I am in the process of designing a new setup, total system volume will be about 1100 liters. I am planning on a in sump refugium and a RDSB. What is the sizing criteria for a RDSB? Would a 50 liter drum be sufficient, or should I try go for a 100 liter drum.
     
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    OK, a 100. Now for the next question, how full of sand should I make the drum, the 100 liter drum is 700mm high?
     
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    Well as long as your DSB is deeper than 12cm and mainly the quality of the sand used will depend how effective your DSB is. :)
     
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    In my current setup I'm using local sea sand taken from below the spring low level, I'm assuming that will be fine for a RDSB?
     
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    Perfect sand to use.
     
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    If I remember correctly about what Calfo says in a RDSB, you pretty much fill the bucket or drum to the top and just have the water basically entering and skimming over the top of the sand.
     
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