In the planning of a large upgrade, I am cannot decide on using a 1inch or 4inch sandbed, or going barebottom in the display tank. I am likely getting another acrylic tank and dont want to worry about scratches. I have mainly SPS
that cannot get enough flow, and I have sandstorms. I dont care if people say SPS
displays are old school, I like them.
Also I am getting paranoid of the bad critters that hang out in the sand. Still, it looks so much more natural, even if corallin, etc covers up the base.
I would, of course, have a large sump with mud, a deepsand bed and more live rock, as well as a refugium tank. But the I wanted the display to look like a scene from nature...