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How do you keep the sand bed nice and clean and white?
 

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It really depends on what type of sand bed, too. If you have an ssb just for looks, you should vacuum it to keep it clean. If you have a dsb, you're not going to be able to keep it pristine, it might show some 'stuff' (even coralline) between the sand and the glass on the front and sides. When you look at pics of other tanks, it's not unusual for that area to not be perfectly clean.
 

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Sir Master Deuter the 3rd
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I have a ssb and it's algae that's growing on the sand bed, what should I do?
 

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I have a ssb and it's algae that's growing on the sand bed, what should I do?
I use a combo of designer snails, sand shifting star, and vacuuming the sand.. I still haven't figured out mine 100% but the above should at least be a start.
 

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i'll keep you guys posted
 

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what are some sand shifting fish?
 

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I have a bullet goby and not only does he love to sift sand but he Loves algae of all types red hair green it all he doesnt care. The down side is I cant keep any corals on the sand bed he completely covers them up.
 

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Get a sand sifting goby. I use the orange spotted.
I think the Diamond Goby is the one that is the sand sifter that he is talking about. I have one and it is so cool...working all day on scoping up sand and spitting it out. I have heard that they are hard to keep, but mine is doing well...and my sand looks the best it ever has.
 

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Now that was wierd. I copy/pasted the results but the link takes me to a blank page.

Go to the link above and in the search box just type in "Dart Goby" and you can get the 6 results I got.
 

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yeah I use a sand sifting goby and syphon as well, really with the Goby you don't need to do much syphoning, the key is getting it to eat regular food as well.
 

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I went and bought the sleeper gold head goby and 2 sand shifting sea stars and 2 fighting conchs and the sand bed is some much cleaner now! the goby does the best job, i'll get one more of him and my sand will always stay really white now, thanks guys!
 

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I went and bought the sleeper gold head goby and 2 sand shifting sea stars and 2 fighting conchs and the sand bed is some much cleaner now! the goby does the best job, i'll get one more of him and my sand will always stay really white now, thanks guys!
Sleeper headed gobies will be aggressive toward each other unless they are a mated pair.
 
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