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Old 03-08-2014, 05:51 PM   #1
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Sand Cleaning question

I do monthly water changes on my 55 gal saltwater tank every month. I heard that the sand needs to be left alone. Is this true? Or is it a matter of preference?
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:53 PM   #2
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You can vacuum the sand but you dont have to. If you have a hood amount of flow it should be clean. If you do vacuum the sand only do parts at a time
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How deep is your sand bed?
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I stirred mine recently and my corals have all shrivelled up since. I think it depends on the death of the sand bed as if deep it needs to be left alone
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How deep is your sand bed?

About 4 inches in both display and sump
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Maybe vacuum the top inch but I'd leave the rest alone.
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