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Old 11-30-2007, 02:15 PM   #21
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It depends on how deep your sand bed is and what your livestock consists of.

How deep is your sand bed. If you only have a couple of inches you can push down on the rock so that it is deep enough to not get undermined. If you have a DSB, that's another story. Snails, hermits, stars, etc will only sift the top inch or so of the sand bed. A goby or pistol shrimp on the other hand will undermine the rock work over time.
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:01 PM   #22
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This might sound stupid, but with these sand sifters, can they cause your live rock display to fall over if they're so actively moving sand around?

I'd love to have a bullet goby because my sand rarely moves unless I do it, at least to the visible eye - it probably moves around grain by grain.
I`ve had one for years and never had my LR fall. They will do an excellent job of keeping the sand clean.
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Picked up 10 of the nassarius snails today. What a hoot! They promptly burrowed down under the sand. Thanks all for the excellent suggestions!
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Wait till the next time you feed. They all come scrambling up to the surface in search of dinner. I never get tired of watching the commotion at feeding time.
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