Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Fernandina Beach, FL
Decaying detritus and poo will not be appetizing to most bottom feeders. It's tough to keep sand only bottoms clean. Really you gotta just vacuum, vacuum, and keep on vacuuming.
I only occasionally vacuum the bottom btw. I have a mixture of flourite, kitty litter, pea gravel, and sand for a substrate and my tanks are loaded with MTS. I just let the stuff fall in the cracks and get mixed in unless a bad buildup develops then I just vacuum that spot.
Many people would not like the appearance of my substrate though. My philosophy is that if people are looking at the substrate then there must not be anything interesting in the water column to look at and I'm doing something wrong.
But at my LFS they said...