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Old 04-12-2013, 10:59 PM   #11
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Kind of looks like coral skeletons to me.. Could be wrong though.

CUC don't add a lot to the bio load so you can generally add quite a few at a time.. Don't add them if you still have ammonia in the tank, and just make sure you are feeding enough so they don't starve.. With some time you will figure out how to balance things out
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:16 PM   #12
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Kind of looks like coral skeletons to me.. Could be wrong though.

CUC don't add a lot to the bio load so you can generally add quite a few at a time.. Don't add them if you still have ammonia in the tank, and just make sure you are feeding enough so they don't starve.. With some time you will figure out how to balance things out

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Old 04-13-2013, 09:48 AM   #13
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I would only add about 5-6 snails at the start and add more as your tank gets a little more algae for them to eat. I like banded trochus because they don't fall off the rocks as much as astrea snails. You could also get a few Nassarius snails to keep the sand bed gently stirred.
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I would only add about 5-6 snails at the start and add more as your tank gets a little more algae for them to eat. I like banded trochus because they don't fall off the rocks as much as astrea snails. You could also get a few Nassarius snails to keep the sand bed gently stirred.
For a 70 gal I only put 40 lbs of live sand giving a shallow sand bed .
Do I still need something for sand sifting ?
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For a 70 gal I only put 40 lbs of live sand giving a shallow sand bed .
Do I still need something for sand sifting ?
In that case, don't get Nassarius because they need to bury in the sand and it probably won't be deep enough. If you notice the sand looking dirty at some point, you might want to consider a conch to help clean it up.
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