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Old 07-31-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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Question Sand Sifters

So, I have several different snails in my reef. Things are generally kept clean...just nothing pays attention to my sandbed. It is a mess. I'm looking for suggestions on some good guys to keep my sandbed going.

One of the recent suggestions would be white legged hermits. I can never keep straight which hermit crabs consume what, so IDK. There are only 2 blue legged hermits remaining in my 55 gallon, so I'm thinking that increasing the hermit population can't hurt. Any other ideas?
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:43 PM   #2
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Get a goby. I have a yellowheaded sleeper goby and he keeps my sand clean ive had him for about 6.months. And I never have to clean my sand.
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I'd prefer an invert.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:10 PM   #4
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Sandsifting starfish is what I have with some snails.
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Think the sand sifting star would have an issue w/ there being egg crate under my sandbed? Id think it would, but always making sure.
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Idk about with egg crates. How deep is your sand bed? Mine is only about an inch deep.
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Inch and a half. Half being egg crate.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:08 PM   #8
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Try some fighting conch's i have 2 in my tank and it seems like they eat all kinds of algae detritus and even cyano They bury them self's in the sand so it helps with stirring up the bed
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