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Old 04-22-2013, 03:43 PM   #1
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I have a 29 gallon salt water with live rock and live sand. I have been performing A water exchange every two weeks about 20%. I have read you should disturb the sand and you shouldn't disturb the sand when doing a water exchange? Which is the best method? When I do disturb the sand my water gets very cloudy - I feel like it clogs my filtration way faster - should I let it settle for an hour or so before Turing on the filtration?

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How deep is the sand bed? I just hover the siphon over my sand bed to pick up anything on the surface. Actual sand generally packs tight enough not much settles below the very top layer.

What kind of filtration and circulation do you have? the sand will definitely clog up mechanical filters.
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