I've been working with aquariums on and off all my life, but I never used sand substrate, always gravel. I know how to siphon gravel pretty effectively, but how do you clean sand? I have a 5 gallon tank with black sand and I love the color. It really makes Sir Reginald's colors pop, but the color also shows his excrement pretty well too.
I read on the package to hold the siphon over the sand rather than digging down into the sand a pulling up. Does anyone have any experience with this and or do you have tips for me?