Originally Posted by Benamayer
Carey.. What about swirling the water a bit right
above the surface of the sandbed to help suspend the stuff that does settle, and so it can get siphoned? Do you think that would wreak havoc on params too??
If you don't break the surface then you aren't introducing anything to the nitrification cycle that isn't already there. That being said most people will actually reccomend including myself to blow water over your rocks and substrate to do exactly that. Some times ill just take one of my circulation pumps and fan the tank a bit which real reefs experience very similar from storms which is vital to a healthy reef.