My new 4ft tank.

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    So i decided to go bigger than the previous boyu tl550, now running a 4ft tank, 3 ft sump barebottom tank. Looks nicer than wen it had sand - my gha problem seems to have almost disappeared. Corals looking better. What are the down sides to barebottom?
    Lighting is two pharos led units, skimmer is a rd dc850 and a reeftek ts2 for back up, have a dsb in the sump, looking into incorporating a fuge, what are your thoughts on this? Pending the new stand design the fuge will be avove the display tank maybe a 1 or 2 foot tank dedicated for that it will be gravity fed into the aquarium to protect the pods etc.

    The first pic is the dreadful disgusting before pic...

    Hope to get some good advice.

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    Here is the after pic, i did a barebottom added more rock upped the skimming and regular water changes in the month after, gha almost gone, the lawnmower should eat off wats left.

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    No real downsides except you won't be able to keep sand dwelling creatures
     
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    And if you really want to keep those wrasses you can add a tub with sand somewhere out of site that they will use to sleep in.:thumbup:
     
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    only possible downside can be too low nutrients if you have softies and lps..but then u can just feed a bit more;)
     
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    After going BB I have never looked back!
     
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    My prevous setups i went BB on all of them. I found cleaning much easier and like @4age said, low nutrients...

    I also bounced my flow of my base, so flow was nice and irregular...
     
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    Im loving the results of bare bottom, from the pics above u can see the improvement in my tank within a month after removing the sand
     
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    Onto month two tank still looks great, the sps has grown and has a nice green colour, the monti is doing gud. Its only the hystrix im unsure off lol looks the same as wen i got it.

    Other than that all gud with ther corals and fish

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