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Old 07-22-2014, 09:10 PM   #1
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Changed From Crushed Coral to Sand

Last weekend I changed my substrate from crushed coral to "Arag Alive" aragonite sand. The progress photos are below...
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:13 PM   #2
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The water took a couple of days to clear up, but it is coming together...
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Be careful with fine sand. Everything was fine with my tank until I added a goby. Now the sand goes everywhere when he sifts crazy.


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The hermit crabs are back to walking around on the live rock. I watched them appear to struggle with walking on the crushed coral, they get around on the sand just fine. I added a few pieces of base rock the other day. I have also added 3 snails, if anyone can help me identify the snail that would be great. My eight your old named the snails Gary, Gary Jr., and MEGA GARY... kids!
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I was thinking about getting a goby next. Are they good at cleaning the sand?
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Be careful with fine sand. Everything was fine with my tank until I added a goby. Now the sand goes everywhere when he sifts crazy.


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Great sifter. I got a pink diamond. Make sure that your base rock is on the bottom of the tank mine LOVES to dig under my rocks and make it his home.


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We love our tiger goby but does make a mess with the sand. lol He throws it everywhere. And +1 on making sure your rocks have a good base because he make homes underneath the rocks
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Bullet goby is the best sifter out there. I think the other name for it is the sleeper banded goby. I had one and they did great.
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