Perhaps QT tanks are primarily where I have seen it done prior. I wonder if there is any downsides to the practice for years of the life of the fish.I don't see why it wouldn't work since tubberware with sand is used in qt for wrasses. I guess it just depends on how many wrasses you want and how big of a tubberware you want in your tank.
I know what you mean! I may do something large and deep that will have less spillage. I was surprised how much mess my Melanurus wrasse was after I brought it home. I regularly have to blow off my corals because they get covered in sand. Perhaps I will shoot for a quasi-bare bottom... just an ultra thin spread of sand on the bottom. I plan to change things up today and give it a try.I personally don’t think it would be a problem, but if you are going BB, how much of a PITA is it going to be cleaning up the sand that comes out of the container. I look at it like a cat litter box. You will always be cleaning up substrate IMO.
I’ve actually seen where someone was making wrasse “houses” out of rock. Basically a bowl made out of reef rock that you put sand in for wrasses.
Some wrasses don’t require sand at all. Below is a good write up I’ve referenced in the past.I noticed that I do much better at maintaining a reef tank going bare-bottom, yet I really like wrasses. What do you all think about using tupperware with sand in it for the wrasses to sleep in?
I just did the same thing with rock towards the back of my tank. I made a island with two mangroves and a 6in deep sand bed. Its hard to see but the rest is bare bottm. I will get better pic tomorrow. Tank is new with some carry over from old frag tankI’ve actually seen where someone was making wrasse “houses” out of rock. Basically a bowl made out of reef rock that you put sand in for wrasses.