Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 03-31-2004, 07:12 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 46
Sand Sifters for Coarse Sand

My 10-gallon reef has a 2-inch black argonite LS bed. I've started to get a significant buildup of detrius from my fish on one side of the tank, and I'd like to get some kind of sand sifter that would help clean it up.

I used to have a sand sifting sea star, but he died. I believe that his problem may have been that the sand is fairly coarse and he wasn't able to dig down into it like he could with finer sand, so he probably ended up starving to death.

I also used to have a tiger tail sea cucumber. I never was sure what killed him, but I'm a bit suspitious of my peppermint shrimp who I caught picking at him both before and after the cucumber died.

Any ideas or suggestions?

Tripoli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2004, 07:38 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 1,869
Send a message via AIM to jamal-188
Some bristle worms could help. I would suggest against another sand sifting star, it will eventually starve to death in a tank that small and they eat beneficial organisms in your sand bed.
jamal-188 is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sand sifters? blazeyreef Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 20 10-31-2006 09:03 PM
How soon to add sand sifters? austinsdad Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11 05-16-2006 09:07 AM
Sand sifters aquazen Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 01-27-2006 11:40 PM
Sand Sifters and a DSB SquishyFish Saltwater Reef Aquaria 17 03-08-2005 11:45 AM
Too many sand sifters? quarryshark Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 03-30-2004 09:21 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.