So even though I dip and give corals a good once over before they go into my tank I had ended up with maybe the worst case of vermetid snails and aptasia known to man! So between my bryopsis outbrakes that I was treating and snails / aptasia I was trying to nuke out I crashed my tank. Got so fed up I almost shut the whole thing down! But alas I didn’t and here we are with a restart of my 60 cube.
So I fragged, cleaned, and inspected everything I could and put that and my fish in a holding tank, while I started removing rock and sand. Pulled out all equipment and cleaned everything including tank and overflow spotless. Let everything dry and air out for a little while I decided on new rock scape.
Yes it’s bare bottom again! I think that I like the look of sand as far as being more “natural “ but I can’t stand it when it doesn’t look pristine, and I can’t spend that much time cleaning a sand bed so... I moved one of my Gyres down to the bottom of the tank behind the rock work that randomly pulses to keep everything suspended and filtered out.