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Old 04-17-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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starfish and other sand sifters

Do you need to have a very fine sand bed to have these guys?
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:56 AM   #2
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Yes.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:57 AM   #3
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Jumping in here, lol, are these guys ok in a few month old tank? I was looking at the sand sifting stars.
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Sure, they are a great addition to a clean up crew. BUT, in your case I would think twice about exactly what I was buying. Some scavenge the pods from the sand and rock.
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I recently had a pod explosion in my tank. lol There are thousands on my glass and rock lately.
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Hi does the sand have to be suger size sand or can it be more grainy so it doesn't blow around as much
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Sugar sized. Once the sand is coated with bacteria it won't blow around.
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@carey. Pods will self regulate their numbers the explosion is only temporary. The numbers will soon drop. A mandarin can eat its weight in pods every day (or so it seems).
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So would 80ibs of suger sized sand be enough for a 72 gallon?
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