LOL. I have an overabundance of snails so i don't worry too much about sand nasties. i do however try to get all the big chunks of debris and I dig maybe a 1/4 inch into he sand if that. More of a light touch. I'm sure you'll get the hang of it soon, its all new to you.
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.