I’m reaching into the Mr. Saltwater Tank TV archives this week to remind you of a small step that can really help your tank:
Make sure you suck this stuff up.
Good tip Mark, seems like the sump is the main collector.
Thanks for the tip. I’ve never cleaned my sump. Also I’ve been pronouncing detritus wrong for years thanks for that. Do you use a siphon to remove the waste from the sand bed? Maybe you could demonstrate how you actually do clean your sand bed when you do a water change. Thanks Eric
thanks mark for the tip and you are right Eric i would like to see the right way to clean the sand bed i do like to talk to all saltwater people to learn new way to do something thanks all tim
I have a 20 gal sump with no baffles, a refugium and protien skimmer, along with return and reactor pumps, etc, 2 – 1″ drains going into it on my 49gal Bowfront. One drain is into a sock, the other goes right into sump open. I get alot of detritus in my sump rather than in the tank. The best way I found to clean my sump is a 200gph power head with tubing, and a 5gal bucket. Plug it in and guide the tubing in and out of all the tight spots!
Tim & Eric…I will suck up bits of detritus on the sand bed if I see them. Otherwise I don’t disturb the sand bed when cleaning my tank
Tony…that’s how I do it. A Maxi-jet works great for sucking stuff up out of the sump
I have a question about todays quick tip. How can you get detritus out of the sump? I don’t understand how I can get a siphon from the sump.
Lisa…use a small pump.
So Mark you really dont siphon the sand bed completely? ever? just wondering
David..I never touch the sand bed.
ok Thanks alot
sorry to bother but do you recommend the same for a crushed coral/sand bed mix?
is their a difference in deep sandbed vs non deep
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