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Old 08-03-2012, 04:19 PM   #11
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My one problem is that my sand bed isn't very deep. Should I add sand first and then add the nassarius snails?
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:38 PM   #12
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My one problem is that my sand bed isn't very deep. Should I add sand first and then add the nassarius snails?
No need. They do not require deep sand bed.
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Excellent! I'll get them tomorrow then, since I'll be at my reef store getting a firefish anyways. Thanks for your help everyone!
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difficult to keep if you don't have a deep sand bed because there won't be enough food for them to eat otherwise
So am I doomed with my starfish that I've had for about 6 months in my 75 gallon reef and also have a cucumber for a few years?
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Don't feel bad I have one too. Got it before I heard and read about them. I've had mine a few months also.
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I think sand sifting stars get a bad rep. Ive had mine 4 years. If you feed the tank sufficiently then you will not have much in the way of problems. No i do not use DSB's. Its all about the food, slightly overfeeding the tank is a good idea. The more food present the more microfuana and in turn food for the star. If you keep a healthy sand bed then your chances of success rise dramatically..
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Got the snails today, they're lovely little creatures. After acclimating then for two hours, I dropped them in the tank. The first thing they did was head underground lol. Wonder when they'll pop back up again
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I think sand sifting stars get a bad rep. Ive had mine 4 years. If you feed the tank sufficiently then you will not have much in the way of problems. No i do not use DSB's. Its all about the food, slightly overfeeding the tank is a good idea. The more food present the more microfuana and in turn food for the star. If you keep a healthy sand bed then your chances of success rise dramatically..
Thanks for the advice and I think mine will do ok
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Got the snails today, they're lovely little creatures. After acclimating then for two hours, I dropped them in the tank. The first thing they did was head underground lol. Wonder when they'll pop back up again
The moment you add food xD It's like aliens popping out of the ground.

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Old 08-04-2012, 06:30 PM   #20
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I think sand sifting stars get a bad rep. Ive had mine 4 years. If you feed the tank sufficiently then you will not have much in the way of problems. No i do not use DSB's. Its all about the food, slightly overfeeding the tank is a good idea. The more food present the more microfuana and in turn food for the star. If you keep a healthy sand bed then your chances of success rise dramatically..
I agree, I've had my sandsifting star for at least 8 months. He has grown and seems to be doing well.
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