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Sumpless Girl
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12g aquapod and 12g nano cube
added a blue mushroom rock and zoa to the nano cube and a semi green bubble coral to the aquapod, starting to get diatoms on the sand finally
the nano cube doesnt have the actinic lighting so the zoa's cant glow :(
the aquapod has the actinic so thats cool :)
both are fishless (may remain that way) just have snails and hermits for now
 

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How do you control the diatom growth? I have a 125 gallon reef tank with sand and I would like to keeo my sand white or as close to white as possible. I purchased two sand sifting see stars and have some sand sifting snails but they are minimally effective at controlling it.
 

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diatoms will go away in time
but to keep your tank snow white (which is how i like it myself) then the only sure way to do this is to either stir it up lightly yourself or get a sand sifting goby
i have a bullet goby aka banded sleeper goby, and he keeps my 55g sand snow white. it looks great, downside is that he tortures the corals by spitting sand all over them
 

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sure
theres Two spot goby which stays really small great for nano tanks
diamond watchman goby (Valencienna puellaris) not to be confused with orange spotted goby which is a shrimp goby (wont sift sand just makes a hill)
tiger watchman goby
sleeper gold head goby a great looking fish
engineer goby (not a true goby i dont think but sifts sand)
sleeper railroad goby
theres alot of sleeper species all are sand sifters
 

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Couple of more questions:
1) Can you house more than one of the same species? I am thinking of ordering 2 Sleeper Gold Head Gobies (Valencienna strigata).

2) Would they/it be compatable with a Hawk Fish, Mandarin Goby, Perc Clowns, Yellow Tang, Chromis, Anthias?
 

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a goby will mix fine with all the fish you mentioned
being you have a large tank 2 gobies will do fine
just be prepared for some corals to get sand on them
they shake it off but it usually just happends all over again
 

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your welcome
make sure ya show a pic of the baby when ya get it :funny:
were all pic crazy :rotflmao:
 
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