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removing sand

  1. General Reef Discussion
    So, over the past two weeks I've been gradually removing my live sand bed and things are better already! I've now gotten about 75-80% out and the nitrate levels have dropped from 80 to about 30 AND my gsps are coming back! I really thought I'd done the right thing putting in a live sand bed 1...
  2. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    I just read the sticky on how to go bare bottom and I'm suddenly doubting myself! In my ever simplistic (hopeful?) thinking I had planned on simply siphoning my ornamental (2-3 inches) sand bed out gradually (hoping not to catch too many snails in the process...) over time with my once a day 2...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So I started with black sand thinking ooh this is neat while at the LFS. Now my tank is 3.5 weeks old and was told all things were in good balance and to add a fish and some crabs/snails. So I did. This comes at a bad time for me to make this decision I know. But I really don't like it. It...
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