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Old 10-09-2004, 12:16 PM   #11
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My clown swishes his tail in the sand till he puts a hole to the glass (my sand bed is 4") he does this in stages. Will that have the same affect as the goby
Wow, goes all the way down to the glass 8O My Clown started doing similiar but has decided to host a PH instead . I would be cautious if it started digging another hole as you don't know if it could hit a sulfide pocket. Most likely nothing to worry about but running some GAC 24x7 goes a long way to solve any issues before they become issues.
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Hermits are predators and will eat sand bed critters. These are the critters that move to water through your sand bed. You don't want any large animals stirring the bed. The critter population might be able to keep up with one Blue-Legs hermit but not much more. A sigle predator can be a good thing but over doing it will deplete the number of critters too much. Scarlets tend to stay in the rocks so they're a better choice IMO.

The Goby you chose will quickly eat all of the sand bed critters and you'll end up with a dead bed that will become a nutrient sink and cause problems down the road.
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Old 10-09-2004, 06:39 PM   #13
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He does this even with an anemone. What exactly is a sulfide pocket? What makes it dangerous? And how does the carbon help?
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What about a sand shifting star?? will it make my ls into dead sand???
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He does this even with an anemone. What exactly is a sulfide pocket? What makes it dangerous? And how does the carbon help?
A sulfide pocket is an area where the anaerobic bacteria live that contain Hydrogen Sulfide. It rarely builds up to toxic levels in an aquarium where the sand bed is truly live and functioning properly. If detritus is not consumed by the sand critters it can build up to toxic levels over the years and get released if a fish or something exposes these lower layers. GAC will help to absorb small amounts of hydrogen sulfide that could exist in a healthy DSB if disturbed.

I decided not to get an Anenome for my clownfish. That's why he loves the PH.
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So there should be nothing other than the little crittters stirring up the sand??
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