Help removing Sand Bed

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ssagar89

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Hi all,
So I have a nano 10 gallon tank with LPS and softies. Recently I battled dinos and was able to get them low in my tank. However, I lost my LPS corals along with zoas. Now I am seeing other corals getting affected. Dinos are still in the sand bed. Nitrates are running at 10 and phosphates are reading 0.
Livestock: just 1 clownfish
I need some opinions on which option should I opt for in order to save my remaining corals?
1. Should I remove the sand bed and go bare bottom?
OR
2. Should I just setup a new tank with live rocks / existing rocks and add corals in?
i need help with this ASAP.
Thank you everyone
 
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There is no straight forward answer. Moving the corals will put more stress on and move the Dino’s , too. I did benefit with my Dino’s by going bare bottom, but low nutrients increases dinos, decrease biodiversity. I think that 0phosphates supports your Dino’s and starves your corals. I would personally slowly remove the sand and increase phosphate by dosing or feeding heavy.
 
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