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Old 06-10-2019, 05:31 PM
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Default New tank- is sand bed necessary

Jacky or G. Alexander:

I am getting ready to set up a new 750L tank and starting it out with Zeovit. One question- is a sand bed necessary as I would prefer to have bare bottom on this one for cleaning and high flow.

I already have another thread with my 525L going so I have all the info on starting the tank from new.

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Old 06-10-2019, 05:32 PM
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Its deff not absolute needed. Ive done both and came back to sand cause I like the look better. But you can have a wonderful reef with a bb tank


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Old 06-10-2019, 05:35 PM
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I think it can be done, I heard you might get crazy bacterial blooms (cyano, Dino etc) in the first six months but once it settles it can actually be more stable than a system with sand.

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Old 06-10-2019, 06:43 PM
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Any way depends on personal preference, the original I am also BB way, the current I use dry sand, about 2~3cm, which is very good, like a load, more stable, biology, buffer

If you ask me my choice, my choice is to use sand 2~3cm, which is very good.

Originally, I used the BB method, which is the same as you hope, high flow and clean.

Now my feeling is that using sand, cleaning, high flow, and including them, this will be great
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:28 AM
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A shallow sand bed does stabilize the biology of a system massive, my recommendation is to go with a shallow sand bed but basically a system without sand does work also.

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Old 06-11-2019, 06:52 AM
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Thank you all for your responses.
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