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Deep Sand Beds Revisited

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This is not meant to start an arguement!!!

A nice civil discussion would be nice.:D

I am very curious as to why every time the subject of DSB comes up the responses are a resounding "DSB=bad" on this board.

Yet 80% (roughly) of the people whos tank I visit have DSB of some depth and varying particle diameter. Are there really that many of us headed down the road to eventual disaster??

Or is this a case of the vocal minority scewing results.

Both posts where I have posted recently that recent studies are pointing toward there being no "Magic" sand depth and that many ways work well, the posts were quickly silent and disappeared. (not magic just no posts)

Anybody read lately a study where they came to the conclusion that DSB=BAD??

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thats funny I havent seen too many posts where dsb is bad. On the other hand alot of people are just doing away with dsb altogether. a dsb is bad if you transfer it from one tank to another is why some people are saying it is bad.
Re: supplemental info

mjsalinas said:
If you would like additional information on the subject at hand I believe www.garf.org would be a good place to obtain it. The people a garf put alot of stock in the idea of more natural nutrient removal as opposed to mechanical, so they use a combination of plants, animals, and substrate to achieve this. Before you chose any one method you should gather as much information from as many sources as you can, so you can make a better informed decision that you can be comfortable with. After reading the other discussion I very much understand the feeling of confusion over the pros and cons of any sand bed. Just throwing in my 2 bits.
Hey hows your 125 going?
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