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Whats on your bottom?

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What do you have on your Bottom?

  • Deep Sand Bed

    Votes: 13 26.5%
  • Shallow Sand Bed

    Votes: 16 32.7%
  • Bare Bottom

    Votes: 15 30.6%
  • Other

    Votes: 5 10.2%

  • Total voters
    49

forsaken541

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Joined
Apr 9, 2004
Messages
146
Location
Spokane, WA
I want to hear what is on the bottom of everyones tanks. DSB, SSB, BB or other. I have a shallow sand bed that in places has been blow almost to the glass and in others is 2-3" thick. I like the look of the little "dunes" that mycirculation pumps make but have had some probs with cyano around the base of some rock caves. Lemme hear what you got!!
Erik
 

DonW

R.I.P.
Joined
Dec 15, 2003
Messages
8,753
Location
Tacoma, WA
I started off with 1/2 LS and have been slowly sucking it out. Starting at the front and working my way back as the coraline covers the bare spots. In a few more months it should be all BB.
I thought this would help in cycling the tank, I'm not sure it did anything but create more work myself.

Don
 

reedman

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 30, 2003
Messages
3,255
Location
Mukilteo, WA
very little sand in mine with lots of BB showing. Just like the look of the sand and the reflective properties to get the corals some light on the underside.
 

Playa

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 11, 2003
Messages
71
Three frickles, a pimple.....

LMAO

shallow sand bed here, if I can figure out how to get Chuck to come down to florida, I will set up my bottom like his, on my next reef.
 

MzWeazelle

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 11, 2004
Messages
169
Location
WA State
SSB on all three, and probably will be the same on the 4th when it gets going.

I like the look of sand, as opposed to BB, but I understand some of the complaints. I have a wonderful Dragon Gobie which keeps the sand clean and stirred up, but I also have to be careful where I put things and watch to be sure they don't get covered up by the "sand storm" he makes on a regular basis.
 

dwall174

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Joined
Jun 3, 2004
Messages
121
Location
Southeastern MI
Being there was no “Plenum” option I voted other! I have a 1-1/2” dead water space made with PVC Pipe egg crate & window screening, 3” of crushed coral on top of that, Followed by a 2” top layer of course (1~2 mm size) reef sand with screening in-between the crushed coral & course sand.
 
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