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Old 08-29-2013, 10:17 AM   #1
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Cleaning the sand bed

Hi new to this please advise can i clean my sand bed by siphoning up debris then putting the water back in my tank if it passes through a filter sock or stocking type thing will the water still be ok to add Back to my tank thanks
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:43 AM   #2
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I would vacuum the sand when you do water changes. I would not put the water back in the tank.
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I would vacuum the sand when you do water changes. I would not put the water back in the tank.
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Ok thanks for that will do it on a water change then thanks for that
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A question was missed here. How deep is your sandbed? You don't want to disturb a deep sand bed.
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Sand bed is only at the most 2 inch at the most only shallow really it's a jewel 350 with a 70 litre sump coral and fish in it
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I would not disturb it. Just increase the flow so that particulate matter doesn't fall to the sand before your filtration can remove it.
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My tank has an overflow so it will always fall to the bottom if I move my wave machines it just moves it all over the place
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That's what the "wave machines" are supposed to do....keep the stuff in the water column until your filtration can remove it completely. You do not want uneaten food and fish poop laying around, even for a few days.
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So to keep moving the wave machines every day to keep the sand bed clear is the best thing to do then clear it more during water changes that sounds good to me thanks
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