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Old 11-27-2007, 02:55 PM   #1
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suggestions for sand sifter

I have a full tank but would like to add some type of sand sifter. I just need something to stir up the sand.....

Suggestions??
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Fighting conch and big nassarius snails. I've had my fighting conch about 3 weeks now, and might get another one.
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I totally agree with the nassarius snails. They do a great job of sifting the sand. I don't know a lot about the conch so I can't say anything there.
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I love my nassarius snails. You dont see hide nor hair of them until you drop some food in the tank, then BOOM..they just appear out of the sand.
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I agree with the rest, my pistol shrimp really likes to move the sand too. Mike swears by his bullet goby. Looking at your stocking list, you may be able to fit one in, since they tend to be bottom dwellers and shouldn't get harrassed by your other fish. I would also say, get the super tongan nassi snails, as they tend to get a little bigger than the others.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:54 PM   #6
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Fighting conch and big nassarius snails. I've had my fighting conch about 3 weeks now, and might get another one.
I went looking this afternoon and couldn't find ANY! Nuts! I just have a couple of small "dead" areas that I want the sand sifted up a bit.

Might have to travel around this weekend to look for one.

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I had found a bullet goby at my LFS and wow, that thing was one heck of a sand sifter! I know why Mike likes them so much now! Unfortanetly, I lost him to the protein skimmer, but he sifted almost my entire sandbed in just a few days.

Nassarius snails are a great sandsifter as well.
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:43 PM   #9
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Get about 100 Nassarius snails and two fighting (NOT queen) conch. Saltwaterfish.com has them at 10 for 9.99 and the fighting conch at 9.99 each with free shipping on orders over $79.00

This is not a recommendation or endorsement but I have purchased from them in the past and been satisfied. You might do better on eBay, but you need to be careful of what you order and from whom you order.
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I was told at my LFS that blue legged hermits would kill nassarius snails. T/F?
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