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post #1 of 3 Old 12-16-2007, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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sand bed for sump

How inches of substrate should you shoot for in your sump?
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post #2 of 3 Old 12-16-2007, 06:37 PM
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i wouldn't know but i would shoot for about as much as you have in your tank if that makes sense.

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post #3 of 3 Old 12-18-2007, 05:54 PM
This is a loaded question. You may need to do some more research on the many different approaches to running a sump. I don't know anyone that would add sand to their sump, maybe to the refugium. I know several fuges with sand and without. Generally those that run a sand bed in the display tank have no sand in the fuge, those that run a bare bottom display often have a DSB in either their fuge or in a remote canister.
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