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Old 06-09-2006, 05:54 PM   #11
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I have a very shallow livesand bed of about 1 inch, maybe not even, because i don't like the look of a DSB. I vacuum the sand everytime i do a water change and there are no ill effects on the tank. I think its a must if u dont have a DSB. A lot of waste accumulates in the substrate even with a cleanup crew.
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I dont know because I have 1 to 2 inches in mine and have never vacuumed mine in over 8 yrs. But I do have 2 gobies that non stop sift mine every day so I have not needed to. I dont believe it is a must it just depends on what type of clean up crew you have.
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Yea, sand sifting gobies usually take care of the sandbed. If u have one, IMO, the dirtier the sandbed, the happier the goby lol, so no need to vaccum it.
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Yea, sand sifting gobies usually take care of the sandbed. If u have one, IMO, the dirtier the sandbed, the happier the goby lol, so no need to vaccum it.
What about an Aragonite bed,not quite sand but not crushed coral eighter?
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I've seen diamond gobies at LFS sifting small gravel grains lol. That means argonite is fine for them i bet
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That`s what I have is aragonite. I call it sand. I guess I`ll have to start calling it by the right term. Sorry.
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I say go for it but do it in small sections. Good to stir up the sand bed and release any bad gasses and waster products but it must be done in moderation so as not to spike th tank. Also sand siftign snails and sea stars and critters taht dig are great to have so that they can clean the sand an arate it as well.
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Aragonite is sand. It just comes in different sizes.
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