I changed the substrate from CC to fiji. Arigonate. How do I clen this finer sand? does it need to be cleaned?
Actually, any sand shifting animal will deplete the sand bed of the animals that make the sand beed work, (pods, bristle worms, etc.). The reason these sand shifting anymals shift the sand is to look for food, they usually find it.rchull69 said:I had 2 sandsifters for 2 years, but then someone told me they deplete the sandbed of nutrients, probably a bunch of crap, but they didn't do much anyways other than bury themselves. I've had the Nassarius snails for 3 years and the Diamond Watchman Gobie for 6-7 months now. I also have 2 Fighting Conches that help out as well. I had 2 gobies but the smaller one starved last week and he disappeared in his cave he dug. 1 is definitely enough. They made a mess for about 2 weeks, but that was all the detritus that was being stirred and sifted, after that I blew everything off with a turkey baster and haven't had a problem since. There are hardier sandsifting gobies out there, I'm sure someone will pop up and tell us eventually.
I know. I was just kidd'n. Actually my sand isnt really very fine. Its got all different grain sizes. Kinda weird for play sand, but some pieces are as big as Crushed Coral, and some are as small as a grain of salt.zxcv123 said::lol:
you said you had play sand--------- Thats like really really really fine.