By using live rock, never having an ugly phase, and by using the phrase "ugly phase" as a punchline.
The tank I show in the above post is using new TBS live rock. About 2 weeks in now and have some brown residues growing on the sandbed. Only 5 astreas so far in the cleanup crew. Oh, that's gulf live sand as well crawling with micro critters.
Just to say that live rock/sabd isn't a 100% skip of the uglies.