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    Dsb

    i was thinking of including a RDSB in my setup but i have a couple questions first

    i was wondering how deep it should be?
    what type of substrate? i know smaller grain size is better
    do i want a really slow flow through it?
    how much water should i have above the DSB?

    sorry for all the questions and thanks for your help

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    That is such a controversial topic sometimes!!!

    If I was to do a RDSB again,...,... I would put about 6 inches of REALY fine sand. Have it in the dark and have a flow not to fast to stir sand but fast enough to keep detritus suspended (no settlement) as to let a high powered skimmer suck it out. Or a sock or something.

    All of that said, my next tank will not have a RDSB.
    PLEASE SEND ALL ACROPORA FRAGS TO THE REEFSURFER

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    same here, not a big fan of DSB or RDSB.
    reefsurfer's advice is gang on too.

    6-7" of fine sand, just enough flow so junk doesn't accumulate.
    you can also add mangroves, I find it helps holding the sand together, also gives homes to a bunch of creatures.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    if you do add mangroves, you will need to cover the tank with something black to cover it from the lights while still elt the mangroves out or enough mangroves to create a really good shade.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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