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Old 07-25-2013, 09:02 PM   #21
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I think any sandbed can be managed easily as long as it isn't disturbed.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:24 PM   #22
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My powerheads blow my sand everywhere. So im affraid that my deep sand bed could potentially release the toxins. Also I like to clean the diatoms off my sand bed bc it looks bad. I think I will take some sand out. I know that I may release some toxins, do you guys think it will be ablright. I clean the sand during my water changes anyways.
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Readjust your powerheads and point them up. Sand will get "sticky" after the cycle and as the tank matures.
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Just don't do much at once whatever you do.
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Alright. Thanks
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I should mention I always use crushed coral sand and not silica based sand.
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:25 AM   #27
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So if I understand correctly, I should stop vacuuming my crushed coral substrate???
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:37 AM   #28
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I don't only because my engineer and watchman gobies move it around daily. Before then we use to stir up a patch at a time when siphoning.
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You should not play with the sand to much will cause and problem with nitrate.
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