I definitely will be doing the test first will be on January. As far as how your tank looks now and the poop in your sand, i assume your keeping up on exporting nutrients from your water. Id like to see an equipment list as a picture of the display only shows the end results of the mechanical and biological processes of the equipment.What is poop if you leave the modern man's psychological fear of his own feces? It is bacteria, bacteria, bacteria, other microorganisms, organic matter not broken down during the hours in the digestive organs and inorganic matter. Nothing else. The organic matter will be broken down further in the sand bed (if you do not disturb it) and the rest will be bacteria, other microorganism and inorganic matter.
Good luck with your experiences with bare bottom and your new aquarium. I hope you will take a Aquabiomics test when the aquarium is one or two years old and compare with other more natural driven aquarium. interesting would be to compare the rate of known pathogen microorganisms in both type of systems
Why do you change to bare bottom? Was it not a good idea to vacuum your sandbed?
No I can´t - but I can deny that it is mostly organic solids
If my system is a septic tank - how can it looks like it does for the moment?
Im changing to bare bottom just to change the look. Planning to grow chalice such as the jellybean on the floor, along with a lot of sps. Im going to be adding low arches ect out from the current rockwork like spread fingers more towards the front.
I have 4 jeabo mcd10000 on a closed loop along the back wall. Each has its own port. 2 gyres , 2 sow-20m, and 2 slw30m providing flow along with 2 dcp20000 return pumps.
Plans are fir 4 more gyres once things start to grow in.
Ill still be vacuuming any detritus that collects, only now ill be able to see it, and either suck it out or blow it out with a powerhead.
Here is a side pic with 8ft of frags .