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I stir mine up weekly at water changes. Not sure (in a mature tank) why you want it all that clean. Critters and fish like some sediment in it.
 

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Yours looks great compared to mine. Mine is full of old snail shells and hermit change outs, pieces of rock rubble and beach shells my kids threw in.

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Yours looks great compared to mine. Mine is full of old snail shells and hermit change outs, pieces of rock rubble and beach shells my kids threw in.

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Nice tank! If you take out those shells it may look cleaner (if thats what you want).

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Reading this thread, it seems that most/all that have sand in the reef tank, do so for aesthetic reasons only. Does no one do the "deep" sand bed anymore? Perhaps I am showing my age but 4.5-6" of very fine sand, with a thin layer of coarser sand on top, to prevent it blowing around? Done correctly, one would never disturb it and enjoy all of the inherent benefits. To me, a "thin" sand bed, offers no denitrification benefits and is just a detritus trap.
 

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My bed ia anywhere from 2-5"s especially when my Yellowhead Jawfish decides it needs more room, then it goes up to 6" where he's at. lol

Edit: To help keep it clean I have bought many Nassarius snails & 3 Fighting conch's that I never see unless I stir up an area of sand. Also have hermit craps & other snails.
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