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Old 02-01-2014, 04:51 PM   #1
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Digger causing nitrate spikes?

Digger, my orange dot goby, shovels sand up with his mouth and releases it through his gills. From what I read stirring up substrate will cause nitrate or nitrite spikes. Is this true with him doing this?
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He is actually helping to keep your sand bed clean
yes stirring up a sand bed can be bad if it is not maintained well , you have a beneficial little worker helping you , he keeps uneaten foods and other crud from accumulating in the sand bed that cause those noxious gases and keeps them to a minimum , I love watching those lil guys burrow through the sand ,
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He is actually helping to keep your sand bed clean
yes stirring up a sand bed can be bad if it is not maintained well , you have a beneficial little worker helping you , he keeps uneaten foods and other crud from accumulating in the sand bed that cause those noxious gases and keeps them to a minimum , I love watching those lil guys burrow through the sand ,

He is a lot of fun to watch. I'll be staring at him and he acts like he notices and he will turn his head and stare at me.

Back to my original post... So I don't have anything to worry about with him doing this?
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nope he's just doing his job lol
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