I have been struggling with algae almost since I began this hobby two years ago. My latest attempt to address this is to remove my bio balls and use my abundant supply of live rock to do the denitrification for me. I am about 50% through with this process. I would also like to go to a DSB
mainly because I don't like the look of the bare bottom aquarium, I don't want to have to constantly siphon the bed, and I like the idea of having the extra denitrification capacity.
I have located a supplier of Old Castle sand in my area. I tested it with vinegar and it seemed to give off a steady stream of bubbles. My question is what extra creatures should I purchase for this bed and when, i.e. should I wait until it has started giving off N2?
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.