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Old 04-22-2004, 11:21 AM   #1
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Will a sand sifter star be bad in a new 55 gal tank?

My cycled tank with 5 fish in it and few snails and hermits needs to have the sand mixed, I can tell already. The top layer of sand is getting "yucky"
There is some life in the live sand I got from liverocks.com. Will the sifter kill EVERYTING in my sand bed or will he also scavange the left over food?
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I would stay away from anything that sifts sand (ie sand sifting stars, orange spot gobies, etc), as it will severely deplete your sand infauna population. Instead, I would recommend getting some cerith and nassarius snails... they will help keep the sand clean without damaging the infauna. Fighting conchs are also good...
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I would stay away from anything that sifts sand (ie sand sifting stars, orange spot gobies, etc), as it will severely deplete your sand infauna population. Instead, I would recommend getting some cerith and nassarius snails... they will help keep the sand clean without damaging the infauna. Fighting conchs are also good...
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