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Old 11-14-2012, 12:50 PM   #251
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I know that not all do but my pink spot sifts sand all day. My engineer only moves sand under the rock he lives.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:24 PM   #252
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Sand sifting starfish I got 2 in my 55 and 1 in my 30 and also narsis snails. (sorry about the spelling)
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:12 AM   #253
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My conch keeps my sand clean- they're awesome. Not sure if you can have one though, if u get an engineer.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:36 AM   #254
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Good suggestions, I have considered inverts but decided to go with a fish and here's why. I did some research on sand sifting stars when I first started my tank and most report that they often starve in the aquarium. Without having a dsb and having a smaller tank they tend to run out of food quickly. I have also considered conch as they are cool (and tasty, not out of an aquarium however) but I decided against them because I want something to add some character that I can actually see. I do have a bunch of nassarius snails and they only pop out when I feed then they are gone again within minutes. I have considered a goby/shrimp pair but do they not tend to hide out at the burrow?
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:50 AM   #255
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Yeah, my shrimp/goby spent the vast majority of the time in the burrow. Sometimes I don't see them for days. Ill just see the shrimp's antennae sticking out of an opening during dinnertime. Then I squirt some food into the opening, and his antennae are gone. They're cool to watch when digging and building, but otherwise, not exciting.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:50 AM   #256
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Well I'm still undecided on what fish to get but I did get some new coral today. I got a birdsnest and a nice acro aswell as some zoas. That being said I am still welcoming suggestions on fish as I'm at a loss. Heck it doesn't even need to be a sand sifter, I'm kinda leaning towards a wrasse but don't want one that will eat my feather dusters and bristle worms.
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Well I'm still undecided on what fish to get but I did get some new coral today. I got a birdsnest and a nice acro aswell as some zoas. That being said I am still welcoming suggestions on fish as I'm at a loss. Heck it doesn't even need to be a sand sifter, I'm kinda leaning towards a wrasse but don't want one that will eat my feather dusters and bristle worms.
Whats your spending limit? Jack and i bought a sweet Flame Wrasse...really bright and active.

Other suggestions are Midas Blenny, Melanarus wrasse, McCoskers flasher wrasse...like any of those?
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:03 AM   #258
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Well a blenny is out as I already have one. Your new wrasse is really nice looking. That's kinda why I'm leaning towards a wrasse cause they are just so **** colorful. My LFS doesn't tend to stock saltwater stuff but he has a 125 reef in the store that he sells frags out of. It is most likely going to be a case of buy a nice fish that is in stock next time I head to the city.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:51 AM   #259
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I just got a coral beauty, he is gorgeous. I don't know what other fish you have so cant comment on compatability or if you have one already. Mine is kind of shy but really active and has been cleaning any algae I might have from my tank.
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Coral beauties look nice but I'm not taking the risk. I actually just got back from the city, I bought a orange spot diamond goby and a purple firefish. Currently just finishing up a cover for my tank.
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