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Old 02-19-2011, 09:17 AM   #1
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Waste on my sand bed help!!!

On my sand bed I have what looks like fish waste it keeps appearing and I have tried to use the tank vacuum but nothing any ideas ??
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Get a clean up crew. That`s their job. Snails, crabs, shrimp, sand sifting gobies. Pick up some janitors for your tank.
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Thanks what kind of crabs and shrimp would you recommend because I have quite a few fish :S
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My first pick would be some of these if you have a sand bed and not a crushed coral substrate.
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My first pick would be some of these if you have a sand bed and not a crushed coral substrate.
Yeah I like those guys... They eat everythng in site.. I have about 10 of them..
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However I have had many snails all of them die or do not move why is this ?
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Are you properly acclimating them to your water?
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What do you mean acclimate?
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It's the American way of saying acclimatise.
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Here you go. Read this

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