crushed coral

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

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  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?
     
  10. BaxterS80

    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.