03-19-2009, 09:12 PM
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Jason, Hi again, a DSB is a fairly efficient mechanism for consuming nitrates and phosphates it is however a "closed circuit" and does have limits, without a protein skimmer it will have a much shorter life span.
As for flow, this is a an area you need to research, as an example my tank about 100 gal, I run 2 1500 gph pumps as returns and a prop drive power head, flow can be turn over, # of times it goes thru the sump per hour, laminar flow is just like power heads moving water.
Sand beds dont fly around because after a very short time it gets gunked up a bit, so seriously LOCK up you wallet and SPEND some time on researching, this is a BIG tank, it will consume big money and the worst money spent is on stuff that dosent do what you need.
Start a list of what you want to keep, find out what they need to thrive and equipment will fall into place, keep asking questions thats what these boards are for