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Old 01-15-2006, 11:34 AM   #1
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Clean Substrate

Anybody got any tips how to keep my substrate clean, I have endeavoured to do it, however usually end up having to replace it.
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Royal Gramma
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Christmas Tree Coral
Hammer Head Coral
Bubble Anemone
Mushroom Coral
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Old 01-15-2006, 11:37 AM   #3
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What kind of substrate...sand, crushed coral...?

Most times sand does not need any specific "cleaning" unless there is a lack of flow, etc. that allows for nuisance algae to grow. Sand stirring snails and natural infauna often do well at keeping things pretty clean. Crushed coral can be vacuumed, going through it as if it were gravel in a freshwater tank.
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I have a Coarse Coral Gravel sitting on Fine Coral Gravel, but am going to replace the coarse stuff with more fine, as I think it will be easier to keep clean if current is adequate.
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15kg Live Rock
Crop of Calurpa
Flame Angel
2 Percula Clowns
3 Green Chromis
Royal Gramma
Cleaner Shrimp
24 Red Leg Hermit Crabs
Red Starfish
Feather Duster
6 Turbo Snails
Algae Blenny
3 Leather Corals (1 Large, 2 Small)
Christmas Tree Coral
Hammer Head Coral
Bubble Anemone
Mushroom Coral
Boxer Shrimp
Crab????
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