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post #1 of 6 Old 05-20-2007, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
who cleans the sand?

None of my cleaner critters have been sifting my sand bed. Everything that falls on the sand just sits there. I have blue legged hermits and trosus snails. What should i buy to clean the sand bed?
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-20-2007, 07:18 PM
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lawnmower blenny. they shift the sand with their tails and eat algae off the glass
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post #3 of 6 Old 05-20-2007, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
Ya but i only have room for like one or two fish in my tank. Any inverts?
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post #4 of 6 Old 05-20-2007, 10:40 PM
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a brittle sea star, they are great too. they are fast n stir up your sand whiles keeping your tank floor free of debris
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post #5 of 6 Old 05-21-2007, 01:14 PM
For about $7 you could buy a white sand sifting star. Or when you do water changes just use a hose to draw the detritus up from the bottom without disturbing the sand. Another option is to redirect your power heads so that there is a current just above the sand that prevents wastes from accumulating.
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post #6 of 6 Old 05-21-2007, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
Would a sand sifting star even fit in my tank? max out around 8 inches he wouldent have alot of room to moove around. What about these?
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