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Old 06-17-2012, 01:27 AM   #1
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Sand sifting reef safe

Can anyone tell me a good sand sifting reef safe animal for a 30g? Thanks
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:32 AM   #2
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I myself am curios. I hate when my sand gets all dirty looking. I'm rocks have coraline and it causes the sand to purple. Let me know if you find an answer.
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Sure thing jake337
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:40 AM   #4
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I know there's San shifting gobies but I'm not positive that they're reef safe
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:43 AM   #5
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nassarius snails will be your best bet. I have 5 of them in my 28 cube sporting softie and lps corals. They are constantly under the sand shifting it. They only cast like 3-4 bucks a snail. Liveaquaria sells them in their reef cleaner packs.
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Ya I know I was hoping for some feedback on which ones worked really well
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They are actually pretty cool to watch, don't know if you seen those gobys eat sand.
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:45 AM   #8
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Ya I know I was hoping for some feedback on which ones worked really well
On snails or gobies?
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:59 AM   #9
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Yellow face jaw fish, I have one and he's plowing through my sand and my orange spotted goby has made some pretty awesome underground tunnels. The jaw fish is just amazing to watch.

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**Just make sure your rock work is down to the bottom of the tank. Put your rocks in first then the sand. Once these guys start tunneling through your tank if the rocks are unstable it could cause some major issues. My buddy had a tank bottom crack because he put sand first then rock. Just a little helpful tip.

Also these guys are in my BC29


Oh and there are snails that hide in the sand and pop out when you feed so they would be stirring up the sand as well. And then you have sand sifting star fish. All are reef safe.
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:40 AM   #10
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