Do you guys regularly vacuum your sand beds?
I was wondering if that is required, or in any way beneficial.
I have a 50g tank, 3 months old, with 4 fish, 2 blue legged hermits, 4 turbo snails, 2 blood shrimps and a fromia starfish. I noticed I have a huge number of pods
crawling all over the sand bed, and I'm free of diatoms or any unwanted (visible) waste. I'm afraid vacuuming would mostly mean killing off a lot of stuff. What do you think?
Also, do you think I should add any more detrivores? I have little or no algae growth right now, the turbo snails had to scout the back glass to (I guess) find something to eat...