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Old 01-17-2006, 10:38 PM   #1
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Algae on my sand bed?

I just added sand about a month ago and im thinking im getting all of this algae since its new, My blenny died and since he did die I noticed this outbreak is it a concidence? I have only 5 nassarius snails, Someone told me to get a goby but dont goby's eat pods?

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Dont know about pods but they will keep sand moving not allowing algea to get a foothold. I have two and they keep the sand moving.

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What does the algae look like? Thick? Dusty? Color?

I would not advise a mandarin unless your tank is very well established, and you have a means for harboring pods.

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If your tank is new(say less than 6 months), then you are experiencing what a lot of other people go through. If you could post your tank specs and water parameters, maybe even a pic, it would be a bit more easier to help you diagnose and eventually fix your issue. On the general side though:
Cerith snails are a wonder at stirring up the sand bed, but you might want to up the number, depending on tank size. I also advise against the mandarin for same said reasons.
What kind of "sand" did you add?. Was this an already established tank(barebottom) and then you added sand? A bit more info please....
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