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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So this is probably a real silly question, but when I am cleaning the tank and siphoning my sand, I typically suck up about 1/4cup to a 1/2 cup of sand each time. Should I be: a) Not sucking up sand (somehow)? b) Adding sand periodically so as not to completely deplete my sand bed over time...
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    Well is that time again, water change. I was wondering what does every one else use to siphon out thier tanks ? I use a piece of clear hose 3/4" and a turkey baster but the older my tank gets the more crowded it has become. Live rock, corals, ect,,, It's getting to the point of being downright...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 29 gallon reef tank with LPS and three small fishes. My aquascaping is like that its hard to get access to the sand. While doing water-change every week I don't like to do aggressive siphoning. If I add sand shifting goby in my tank. Can I do simple water-change without aggressive...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    when siphoning my sand bed to clean it, should i keep my fish in the tank or remove them? wich one would be less stressful for my fish?
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So I was wondering...I often read that you should siphon your sump out. slight problem with that, as far as my set up is concerned: -The bottom of the sump is in my stand, therefore making it elevated only 2" or so. How would I siphon it? That gravity's a Bit*h every time lol - I thought of...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I've been wondering. After you get all the rocks in the tank exactly where you like them...what do you do for siphoning the sand and water changes? I have seen some very VERY nice setups in your pictures and I know you all don't tear everything apart to get in behind the rockwork. Do you just...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    The way our rock is stacked we need to move it around every week in order to siphon the back of the tank and remove all the detritus. Does everyone do this, or do you have your rock set up so you do not have to? Also, I think I read a thread on here that says- not to move the rock because it...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    so after a losing battle with the hair algae, we are thinking of going bare bottom. ???? s galore though. Can we remove it all at once? What about our snails? We have an antenna goby, what to do for him? 14g nano cube running since April 10 2 false percs, 1 antenna goby, some snails small...
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