Originally Posted by h8z2luze
Well I have 60 pounds of established live rock in it from a friends tank and I took about 5 pounds of his sand. I bearly had a cycle. I look in there at night and I see a ton of pods
. So I think his food source is going to be ok. Id bet there is hundreds of pods
.... That is what they eat isnt it?
Not exactly. They sift the sand eating the microfuana within it. Tiny organisms that live within a live sand bed. Generally they are not advised without a large established deep sand bed. However they also undermine a DSB
's effectiveness so its a give and take kinda thing. If your looking to keep the surface stirred Nassarius snails are great!
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