Sand Sifting: Species Profiles & Cost v. Benefit

Discussion in 'Sand' started by UltimateWarrior, Sep 3, 2009.

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  1. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    Just want to point something out... the OP says DSB. It is my understanding that you do not, ever, want to sift a DSB and that DSB's are really more suited for a refugium than the DT... probably did not mean DSB in the OP?
     
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  3. UltimateWarrior

    UltimateWarrior Spaghetti Worm

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    Fair enough, assume any sand bottom. In my mind I see about 2" as fairly deep.

    I'll go through and change that.
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Done. :) Thanks for using local images UltimateWarrior. Cool thread.
     
  5. UltimateWarrior

    UltimateWarrior Spaghetti Worm

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  6. crustytheclown

    crustytheclown Eyelash Blennie

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    wow i thought i had an eel in my tank. Searched a while for images of spotted eels online, with no luck as to finding a match. Stumbled upon this thread and there was my eel/ engineer goby starring at me. Wow its a goby not an eel!!!OMG
     
  7. ZachB

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    Cool thread. I have a fighting conch and a diamond goby, along with some nassarius. My sand stays nice and clean...
     
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  9. PackLeader

    PackLeader Giant Squid

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    Here is my personal favorite the gold headed sleeper:

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    Picture is by me and you have permission to use it in the first post. ;)

    I will get a picture of my conch next time it is out as well.
     
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  10. PackLeader

    PackLeader Giant Squid

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    For the sleeper goby, 6" is correct, but they do NOT accept prepared food (at least not typically).
     
  11. UltimateWarrior

    UltimateWarrior Spaghetti Worm

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    Most everything I read said something to the effect of, "The Yellowheaded Sleeper Goby feeds on a variety of live and frozen brine shrimp, mysid shrimp, live black worms, and prepared foods for carnivores, and should be fed frequently."
    If this is incorrect, I will gladly go in and change it in the OP.

    And unfortunately, I must spread some karma around before I can give it to you again. BOOOO!
     
  12. ladwpwrkr

    ladwpwrkr Fire Worm

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    I am setting up my 55 gal. Im a newbie and understand the benefits of a dsb are beneficial for my tank, however I prob would want some sand sifting livestock. So.....would u say 2" or so of sand in my DT and a dsb of say 4" in my fuge would be the way to go? I was going to do a dsb in my DT until I read this thread.