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Old 08-20-2003, 11:57 AM   #1
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How to clean without starving goby?

Do I need to vacuum substrate like sand and medium grade if I have sand sifting stars and gobies?

If I do, then how do I get the poop out without killing the fauna?
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If you have a cleanup crew, then all you should ever have to do is spot vacuum the poop. If there is one place where it sits, try adjusting a ph so that the flow keeps it from collecting in a dead zone.
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Does the cleanup crew eat poop? or does the fish waste turn into something they can eat?
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I am not exactly sure as I don't do SW, I am sure someone else can chime in and tell you more.
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Old 08-21-2003, 12:15 AM   #5
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Your best bet with the substrate will be a good amount of nassarius snails. Your puffer is both a messy and large eater and produces alot of waste. Nassarius is a good sand dwelling snail that mainly feed on detritus and other leftover wastes.

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