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Old 04-12-2011, 07:27 AM   #11
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Oh right but does this mean I can't syphon the waste of the sand bed ?
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There is all sorts of things that can cause diatoms, even if the temperature varies to much over 24 hours. Do you have anything that stirs your sand bed?
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Oh right but does this mean I can't syphon the waste of the sand bed ?
Well I've heard of people who do it but I personally don't .... I try and not disturb my tank unless I'm putting in some new corals ..... I try and get livestock that has purposes..... "yellow sleeper head goby" shifts the sand for me, and the bacteria in the sand will take care of the rest in do time...... Clean up crew also helps out.
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I always syphon waste off the top of the sand bed,But I dont disturb it.
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I found a vid on the Internet and it says to lightly stir up the sand bed then let the depree set on top of the sand then syphon off ?
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