crushed coral

Discussion in 'Sand' started by Jas_, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. Jas_

    Jas_ Plankton

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    :confused: I was wondering what type of specimen I can use to help aerate/ clean my substrate? I have 30 lbs. of crushed coral as my bed. I was thinking about getting a blenny... Any suggestions..
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  3. cuttingras

    cuttingras Starving Artist :)

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    I have crushed coral and live sand mixed and I have snails, hermit crabs(big and little), one cucumber worm(I think it's still in there) an engineer goby and they keep it nicely sifted.
  4. JustPhish

    JustPhish Peppermint Shrimp

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    Crushed coral is heavy and bulky. I can't think of anything suitable that would go through it except maybe a horseshoe crab but they're not really good for our tanks.

    I can't see a blenny really moving too much crushed coral around. perhaps a large pistol shrimp? Even then it's going to stay in one general area.

    Good luck.
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  5. aquaboy

    aquaboy Panda Puffer

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    Agree with JustPhish, i have a blenny and he only lays very delicatly on the substrate. :) though he may not help with sand i'd get a blenny anyway! they have AWESOME personalities.

    +2 with the shrimp, and try to get a shrimp goby to go with that.
  6. baugherb

    baugherb Giant Squid

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    I have just a small amt of crushed coral in my tank. I have nassaruis snails in my 12 gal nano cube dx. 3 altogether...And a sea cucumber.
  7. nemo79

    nemo79 Zoanthid

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    I have crushed coral and I have never had a problem if anything I like it because I get no sand storms. I have nassarius snails, hermits and I have baby stars in there and I vacuum it with a syphon when i do water changes.
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  9. Jas_

    Jas_ Plankton

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    should i get more snails? and what kind?
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    BaxterS80 Pajama Cardinal

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    Cuttingras, have you had any problems with your rock tumbling triggered by the digging of your engineer "goby?"
    Thanks
  11. geekdafied

    geekdafied 3reef Sponsor

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    Siphon the crush coral.
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    My engineer aka evil engineer, destroyed my rockwork. It is now in a friends 180g who wanted something that would keep the sand stirred up, and I warned him about the engineer goby, but he wanted it anyways, haha. Mine was 13"s when I gave it to my buddy.
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    cuttingras Starving Artist :)

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    Baxter, I used to but I learned how I need to set up my rockwork..... I've set it up to where the base rock is set on 4 corners rocks that are on the glass bottom and he can dig away! I've stacked so I know it can't tip. He can pick up pieces that are about 1 inch in diameter but nothing larger. It's funny to see him pick up something that big! I say he has the flip top lid LOL


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  15. nemo79

    nemo79 Zoanthid

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    I would invest in Nassarius snails, cleaner shrimp, astrea snails, turbo snails, and I personally love left handed and scarlet hermit shrimps. With a good cleaning crew, regular water changes and syphoning the crushed coral you will be fine.
  16. msbdiving

    msbdiving Astrea Snail

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    I used nassarius snails and they went into the cc without a problem, I would go with those. You will probably want to get a siphon for all the other junk. One thing to be cautious of is the copapod population. Between my six line and siphoning mine are gone.