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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Started 30 gal 1/11/12. All water parameter's are perfect and everything is thriving. Last 2 weeks sand started looking funky. Looks bad now. Got brown strands everywhere.I have never cleaned the sand. Thought that's what CUC is for. I vacuumed gravel in a freshwater tank for 11 years. How does...
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    Hi i was wondering if people use gravel cleaners to clean there sand beds or do people just leave it alone. Ive heard diffrent people say diffrent things that it realases bad thing into your water. Ive also been told that it can help take nitrates and nutrients out off your water which is a...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    what are everybody's favorite cleaning tools for... vaccuming shallow sand beds, water changes, glass scraping and cleaning off live rock? Any other items you can't do without for maintenance?
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    Whats the best reef safe critters for keeping my sand bed clear of algae. I can't seem to get shot of the stuff it's driving me nuts! Water perams are all as they should be, ive got 65 snails in there and a few hermits, none of which seem to like venturing down to the sand. Any ideas.
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