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Old 12-11-2011, 11:41 PM   #11
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I'm not done tweaking. I want to add more sand. I like deep sand beds. And algae in my tank is crazy right now, so I think a couple more snails wouldn't hurt.

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Old 12-12-2011, 09:39 AM   #12
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If your going to do a dsb I would recommend oolitic. It has more surface area for denitrification. With a dsb you can't disturb it. So you can only vaccum the top layer. With a courser substrate decaying organically will work their way into the sand bed, and probably cause more nitrates than it takes out.

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I have 20 nassarius snails in my 29g but I love those guys so I dont mind feeding them. I also only have like 4 hermits, and maybe 5 other snails so my crew is kinda small. lol

Those snails emerging from the sand to eat is just an awesome sight, I still look forward to it every time I feed.

Just gotta remember that the nassarius dont eat algae so you'll get no cleaning up of that if you add them.

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