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Old 12-11-2008, 12:20 PM   #1
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Cucumbers

Im looking for a cucumber that wont harm my tank if it dies any suggestions
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:35 PM   #2
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In a tank so small, it might be a no-go.

What makes you want one? A particular cleaning need? There are better substitutes IMO.
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:14 PM   #3
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yeah im looking for something to clean the sand andy suggestions
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Nassarius snail and vaccuming while doing PWCs. You could also try a pair of two spot gobies, but I've never had longterm success with them. They sift sand. A bullet goby is much bigger, but I have no experience with them or know if they'll do in a 29g.

Those snails live under the sand and eat stuff so it might not help the top of the sand. Don't let anyone talk you into a sand sifting star either. It'll die real qwik IMO.

But I'd stay away from any cucumber.
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I do vacuum off the top layer of sand when doing pwc just wanted something sand sifting maybe ill try the snails thanks
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A bullet goby would turn that sand over in a day. I`d be afraid that he would starve to death in that size tank. I definitely agree with the Nassarius snails. They do a good job.
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I agree with Melosu.
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Mike, does your bullet make mountains now and then. I want one, but am afraid it'll cover coral and stuff. Do they get moody or more engineering sometimes and "do things" to your landscape?
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It does not make mounds Ray but it does get sand on some of the corals on the bottom irritating them and I have to take my hand and making waves get the sand to blow off them if you know what I mean.
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29 G, maybe a pistol. I agree with the nassis 100%, those little guys are great!
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