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Old 10-29-2004, 02:05 PM   #1
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Substrate cleaning

Hi after placing my base rock into the tank on the glass my aragonite sand has risen to about 3 inches. It is about 1mm in grain size and isn't oolithic. Considering it isn't exactly a DSB, should I be doing bi-weekly substrate vacuuming?
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Sounds like a DSB to me. There's no rules about how deep the sand has to be in order to be effective. If you add some LR, you'll populate that sand with critters, so you don't want to clean it.

Over the course of many years, you might want to clean sections at a time...but even that is open to debate.
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