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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello,i have a 30 gallon FOWLR tank that I will be stocking soon and would like to get a sandsifting goby. My substare is 20 pounds caribsea arag alive reef sand and 20 pounds caribsea arag alive crushed coral. Now my question is do u think the goby would be ok with that particular substarte...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    My sandbed is never white like i would like it, i think i can help this with some kind of blenny that sifts through the sand or some other type of fish. Any suggestions of sand sifters?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 2" sand bed that has what looks like cyano growing in it. I would post pictures but no camera at the time. The tank has been running for about 9-10 months. My clean up crew consists of: 10 cerith snails 3 astrea snails 3 turbo snails 3 nassarius snails 3 dwarf red leg hermits This...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    What are some sand Sifters that aren't gonna take the good nutrients and bacteria out of my DSB? Any suggestions?
  5. General Reef Discussion
    This may seem like an oxymoron... Would the addition of a sand sifter, i.e; sand sifting starfish, be a good or bad thing to add to the DSB in Settling Tank"? The whole point of the settling tank is to not disturb the bottom so the detritus can remain there and be "broken down into" the sand...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    What are some good reef-safe animals that would help sand sift or help clean sand for my nano?
  7. Nano Reefs
    The next and last fish I add will be some sort of sand sifter ,do you have any good suggestions for a thank this size ?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    as promised i have pictures of the new scape and my new critters (that i got today). all these pictures (and about 150 more) were taken today. a week ago i messed up and busted 2 bulbs over my tank (across my head no less) and did a massive water change. i also moved fish and rock around...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Well, today started out as a real bummer with our seahorse tank. I did maintenance on the tank yesterday, blowing detritus off the rock work and water change. During the water change I vaccumed the sand bed and stirred up a bunch of junk as well. I didn't think anything of it and thought all...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I'm starting to get air bubbles rising from the sand. i have raked through the sand to get them to rise but a couple hours later they are there again. what are they from? are they bad? How do i get rid of them?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi! I'm interested in adding a starfish to my 28 gal hqi nanocube tank. I've looked a little...and have come up with this (if the link works): http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=497+528+580&pcatid=580 A marble sea star. I was interested in it because of its smaller size...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I have a fowlr tank with turbo snails and hermit crabs. I have noticed he attacks everything. Is this normal, and will I loose all my inverts? Any suggestions
  13. General Reef Discussion
    i have a question. i have a 150 gallon tank with 2 1/2 to 3 inches of live sand. do i need to use my python to siphon it clean or should i just leave it alone?
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Okay... so I didnt know there was a difference when I drop $38 on an Orange Spotted Goby a couple of days ago. I once had an Orange Diamond that would clean (sift) the ENTIRE 75gal sandbed in one day. AMAZING! Now that I've put in an Orange Spotted Goby. The stinkin' thing just sits on the...
  15. General classifieds
    i'm in the process of moving my 90G tank into a 24G aquapod. the 90G has a DSB, the new pod will be BB now, my nassarius snail have gotten pretty busy.. and there's a ton of baby nassarius snails all over the tank and sandbed. i'd hate to throw them out with the sand as i take the tank down, so...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, you said be patient – I was, I waited an extra week J Anyway, here it is day 35 and I have loaded my Tank (kinda and within $$$). Don’t’ worry unlike my first post, pics are included below. Specs are listed below. Stock 24g JBJ Nano, added a Koralia for flow (nano version) 20 lbs LS, 10...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hi! Getting the new tank going! 28 gal nano cube....i put ~1.5 inches of sand in today...i'd like to know roughly how many sand guys should sufficiently do the sand sifting job.... I know I'd like a goby/pistol shrimp pair....and after that I'm open to suggestions :) anybody opinions? or...
  18. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    This morning i lost my second Diamond Goby!! WOW i had a cover on the top, but there was about an inch across the back not covered. I want to get another fish like him that wont jump out of my tank, suggestions?? I love the gobies but i have a feeling they all are going to jump. Also whatever it...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I figured everyone else is doing it nowadays, so why not me. I wanted to show how not to hurry. Reefing is a constant hurry-up and wait process.:rolleyes: Here's what I started with... 2 old tanks and an old 2 bulb light. Display tank is a 125g non RR I bought new in '99. The second tank...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I have the 90 gallon running with the 30 gallon sump. I added about 140 pounds of various white sands, but evidently made a big mistake. The sand was labeled as 'no-rinse', and in my excitement, I didn't. My water has been extremely cloudy. I got the skimmer going and added filter media with...
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