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In my 120G with a DSB I have 1 Sand Sifting Starfish, 1 Horseshoe Crab and 1 Dragon Goby. Combined, They do an outstanding job! :)
 

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some sites say they can get up to a foot, im not sure how true that is and if so how long that takes
 

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Mine is also 2-3 inches. My horseshoe crab is tiny but they get really big if they live long enough.
 

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I guess i will go with some horseshoes b/c i can get them from the local dealers. As far as the stars, I dont think he has any, hopefully I can get my hands on one...gotta love new additions!
 

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I dont't have one, but I have heard certain sea cucumbers do the best job.

You know.....Thanks for mentioning that! I forgot all about these. I have a Tiger Tail Cucumber in my tank as well! Have never once seen him since the day I put him in but I know he is helping with the sandbed as well. :)
 

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You know.....Thanks for mentioning that! I forgot all about these. I have a Tiger Tail Cucumber in my tank as well! Have never once seen him since the day I put him in but I know he is helping with the sandbed as well. :)
One of the guys I deal with here recommended it to me when I asked him for a conch. The only thing is, I am afraid to put one in my tank as I have heard when they die, they tank your entire tank with them.:eek:
 

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I have also heard the same thing about conches. Sea apples do the same thing...you may get up one day and the whole tank is dead...Not for ME.
 

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That is true about Sea Apples but not with the Cucumbers IME. I have been around a few that died. It's no worse than an anemone. Just clean out the remains and run Carbon for a few days. No problem. Just don't let it sit in the tank and rot!
 

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What???......Conchs can nuke a tank???:eek: I just put a queen conch in my tank yesterday as part of a clean up crew. Can some one point me to some info regarding this. I didn't think conchs were a problem.
 

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No, Conches cannot nuke a tank. My post was misread. I was referring to the cucumber nuking the tank. WHen I went to buy a conch, they told me I should get the cucumber instead, but was afraid to do so because of it.
 

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No, Conches cannot nuke a tank. My post was misread. I was referring to the cucumber nuking the tank. WHen I went to buy a conch, they told me I should get the cucumber instead, but was afraid to do so because of it.

Oh okay. I don't want anything in my tank that will try to take out everything else with toxins when it decides to die.
 

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i have two cucumber in my tank...i have not had one die and had never heard they were toxic. i sure hope they stay alive if that is the case.
 

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I inadvertently picked up a pink spotted watchman a few weeks ago that makes piles under and behind the reef.....but other than that.......i dont keep anything that stirs up the sand, not even any nassarius snails. I do have flow on every inch of the sandbed though, and it stays white
 
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