I just stirred some of my sand bed. Do I have reason to be worried?

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So for context, in my 32g Biocube, I have a dummy thicc 4 inch bed. In this sandbed, I have a diamond goby, fighting conch, and 5 nassaruis snails.

I ended up stirring up probably a quarter or so of the sandbed in search of a rock that my diamond goby had buried. Go figure. At any rate, I did end up stirring enough of the bed that I released some trapped air bubbles. Nothing huge, but bubbles were released at any rate.

So really what I'm asking is, do I have cause to be worried? I probably have the cleanest bed you've ever seen because of how many sand shifters I have. But everytime I Google, "stirring sand bed in reef aquarium." Every post seems to warn of tank nukeage.
 
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So for context, in my 32g Biocube, I have a dummy thicc 4 inch bed. In this sandbed, I have a diamond goby, fighting conch, and 5 nassaruis snails.

I ended up stirring up probably a quarter or so of the sandbed in search of a rock that my diamond goby had buried. Go figure. At any rate, I did end up stirring enough of the bed that I released some trapped air bubbles. Nothing huge, but bubbles were released at any rate.

So really what I'm asking is, do I have cause to be worried? I probably have the cleanest bed you've ever seen because of how many sand shifters I have. But everytime I Google, "stirring sand bed in reef aquarium." Every post seems to warn of tank nukeage.
You shouldn't have a problem with 1/4 of the bed.

The bubbles went straight to the top and your mechanical filter/skimmer will get most of the rest.
 
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One time after a too-large-of-a-stir in a very dirty tank I killed a fish... but what I am picturing you describing seems to be well, well on the safe side. I doubt you did any harm at all. ;)
You know, it's funny. My rock is covered with so much GHA that you could mistake the tank for a freshwater setup, and yet, the sand looks as clean as it did the first day I added it.
 
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I’ve never had a problem with this, I changed the design of some of my rocks last year and my 8+ year old deep sand bed got stirred up big time, absolutely no issues. Obviously this is just one anecdote but still hopefully provides some comfort. If you clean it regularly as well you are more than fine, as I have never cleaned mine.
 

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