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Old 03-24-2010, 03:29 AM   #31
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:08 PM   #32
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This is very strange...Today I noticed that large dark area is GONE!? After months of it being there it just left? I didnt do anything to remove it. I wonder what happend?
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The anarobic bacteria finally turned it into nitrogen gas and it bubbled out during the night. Isn't nature wonderful! That is where your sand stirrer come in by not allowing large pockets to form.
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The anarobic bacteria finally turned it into nitrogen gas and it bubbled out during the night. Isn't nature wonderful! That is where your sand stirrer come in by not allowing large pockets to form.
Does this mean I have a DSB functioning in my non DSB sand bed? :p
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No, all it means is that you had a dead spot in your sandbed. This is bad if you were to stir up the sand and release the toxins before it turned nitrogen.
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No, all it means is that you had a dead spot in your sandbed. This is bad if you were to stir up the sand and release the toxins before it turned nitrogen.
Awww..Thats too bad. So I need to get some sand stirrers to prevent the dead spots. What should I get that will survive and still do a good job? I know that sand sifting sea stars will die, as well as cucumbers. What is readily available, yet effective and long lasting?

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Google gobies and see if there is one that you like.
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:08 AM   #38
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Google gobies and see if there is one that you like.
I think I may be at my limit in my tank for fish, plus my clowns would murder him. ( I tried a yellow watchmen goby a few months back and they killed him immediately).

Any other critters? I used to have nessarius snails that would bury themselves, but they all died. (I am guessing due to lack of food).

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Try Nassa's again. There may not have been enough dertrius in your sand bed before but now there is probably more. Start slow with only 5-10 and see how they go.
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Try Nassa's again. There may not have been enough dertrius in your sand bed before but now there is probably more. Start slow with only 5-10 and see how they go.
:p Oh yea, there is detritus now alright! I think I will order some. Anything else to put in while I am at it?
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