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Old 01-30-2013, 12:58 PM   #11
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I periodically siphon one section of my sand bed (usually every other water change). I don't do much though, I just plunge the siphon in to my sand once and clean that part very thoroughly to not allow any of the bad stuff into the system. Over a year's time you should be able to cover the whole sand bed and start all over lol.

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Ok thanks for that

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Old 01-30-2013, 01:02 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by apet66 View Post
I've read that if you stir your sand it can release nitrates into the water causing unsafe levels. Is this true?
my sand always gets stirred
between my clown , engineer goby , conch
my sand bed looks nice and clean cause they always sift through it
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They come in different colors

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Sifting and stirring are still different. Creatures motoring through it and using siphon to clean the sandbed are still different.

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