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Old 01-30-2013, 01:58 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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Old 01-30-2013, 01:59 PM   #12
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Ok thanks for that
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:02 PM   #13
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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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Sifting and stirring are still different. Creatures motoring through it and using siphon to clean the sandbed are still different.
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