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Old 10-09-2005, 12:11 AM   #11
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UGJ seems to be the best option I can think of in your case..
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I have actually seen shrimp eat poop! They probably wouldn't clean your whole tank but they may do an okay job in between gravel vacs.
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What type of shrimp eats poop?!?
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Old 10-09-2005, 06:31 PM   #14
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As far as I know, shrimp do not eat fish waste.
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Nothing eats poop.
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The only thing I know of that eats poo is your gravel cleaner. Does a good job...
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the poop will get caught in the filter sponges in a UGJ system...
problem solved.. just clean the sponge prefilters..
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Old 10-10-2005, 09:36 AM   #18
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You could also pick up a Turkey Baster and use it for spot cleanings between gravel vacs.
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Get live plants.

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Mice eat poop (sometimes), but I'm afraid that one wouldn't last very long underwater.

Really, there are no fish or inverts that eat fish waste, and you don't want to rake it into the sand - that will cause deadly pockets of anaerobic bacteria.
Your only option is gravel vacs.

A white substrate can be a PITA as far as maintenance goes - between the fish poop, diatoms, and algae. If you really want a white substrate (which looks stunning when carefully maintained), you'll just have to do very frequent gravel vacs to keep it looking its best.
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