Thanks I totally agree. I've only put a minimal amount down just for appearance. A plan on syphoning the surface detritus very now and then and eventually replace the sand all together.
I've added a refugiumg with Chaeto however does look very much at the moment. I've also ordered some copepods and phytoplankton as I wish I keep a mandarin in months to come.
Anyone have experience with mandarins? How long do I need to wait before adding one. Baring in mind I will be adding a small amount of copepods next week.
Current tank 260g FOWLR.
Fish: Moorish Idol, Powder Blue Tang, Hippo Tang, J Emperor Angel, 3 Chromis, 2 Black & White Clowns, Yellow Tang,