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Old 07-23-2013, 07:52 PM   #11
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I use instant ocean sea salt.
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I use instant ocean sea salt.
I found it was particularly high in selenium. Might try reef crystals or something else for a while to see if that helps.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:08 PM   #13
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Alright. Thanks for all the comments.
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They will go away. And they don't hurt much.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:04 PM   #15
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Hey I was doing some research on diatoms. I came across a statement on reef central. They didnt give an explanation for why not to do it. Im curious, why? They said, "dont vac the sand." They were talking about how long diatoms can last and how to get rid of them. I figured you would siphon them out. Am I not suppose to touch them? Could this be why I have outbreaks after my water changes?
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Vacuuming the sand can release some nasty nitrates and other undesirable stuff. Don't do much at any one time or leave it to the cleaner gobies to do it.
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If I dont siphon it how will the nitrates be removed
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I haven't siphoned my sand for 5 years. My suggestion is to not do much each time to reduce the load you place on your filtration.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:25 PM   #19
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Would you say a short sand bed is better for a beginner? If so how deep would be considered a short sand bed?
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Couple of inches IMO.
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