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How deep is too deep for sand?

In terms of trying to avoid the dreaded poison gas from oxygen starved whatsits, how deep is too deep for sand type substrates?

Current aquarium(s): 9Gal cube - very low tech.
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I've heard you want to keep it from half an inch to 3 quarters of an inch
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Personally I have black diamond basting sand, with someava rock under it for filler, that is more that 9 inches deep. Been running a bit over 6 months no and have no issues. I am also heavily planted and do weekly vacuuming and water changes.



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4" plus

I've been running 4" for almost 2 years with no issues at all. Just set up a 240 and went with 5"

240 gallon Neptune Apex controlling 2 FX6's, 4 Kessil 360X Tuna Sun's, 2 EcoTech PM40's, GLA SS-Pro, DOS, BRS dosing pump and 2 Finnex 800w heaters
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