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Old 02-03-2009, 03:07 PM   #11
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I also clean mine w/ every water change. I'm kinda surprised sometimes when I get to a hard to reach area that I haven't been able to reach for a while, and see how cloudy the detritus is that I suck up with the siphon. I do a PWC every 2 weeks. Just seeing that cloudy stuff keeps me doing every time it, I think. If I had sand sifters, like Melsou, I think it may be different though. Gobies do a good job.

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Question? How deep is your sandbed? What are you using the sand for. Decoration, Deep sand bed? If for a DSB I would not vac. the bed because it would defeat the purpose of the sand. Even if it was just for Decorations I would not vac or remove any sand.
It's DEF a DSB.. 80lbs of Aragonite.. 4-6 inches depending on the location

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It is best not to vacume a DSB. Read more about it:
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If you can just stick with vacuuming the top 1/2" or so, you should be fine. But as thincat mentioned, you don't want to disturb the lower layers.
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That is the exact reason that I went with the deep sand. i have almost 6", Does pretty good.

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