The live sand I bought for my tank has white dust or clay or very fine white particles (whatever the name is) that any small disturbance like wiping the glass or Mr. Goby guy plays around and shuffles the sand will cause turbidity in the water. I couldn't rinse the sand when I got it as it is live sand and this might kill the good bacteria. I tried filtering by powerhead filter bottle of water and a sponge but the particles are too small to be trapped (see the picture please)
I was thinking to add a thin layer of aggregate but am afraid of waste accumulation. A friend of mine suggest to purposely disturb the sand and change the sponge from the sump every three hours. But this is not a good solution to stress the fish and myself over something that might take a week or more. Changing the sand is the least preferable option for me but if there is no other option for crystal clear water except changing the sand. Ill change it.
Here is a picture of my tank at the best condition.
Any suggestion ?
It is always nice to believe that am a fish too .. For at least an hour each time