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Old 11-17-2011, 11:34 PM   #11
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I just bought a bunch more nassarius snails today. I really like them and they do a pretty good job of turning over the sand, in my opinion.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:49 PM   #12
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Well let me ask you this: how many snails would you say is an appropriate number for a 72 gallon tank? Right now I'd say I have somewhere around 12 - 15 snails, 10 hermits - only 1 fish and 1 decorative shrimp so not a lot of feeding going on for the little guys to pick on...but once I'm stocked, I figured I'd get up to around 25 snails...sound close?
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You could always get a diamond watchman goby. I had one and he did so much digging that the sand never had a chance to get very dirty. You have to make sure you donít have any corals near the bottom of your reef, though, because heíll make sand mounds wherever it pleases him. And you have to make sure your live rock is securely planted on the bottom and not resting on the sand, because he will dig holes that make rock on top of sand slide around. Kind of a pain actually, but pretty fun to watch.
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Yea I had a golden headed goby for awhile - my only concern is that I might not have enough critters left in my substrate to support one.
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