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05-18-2016, 09:47 AM
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Mine never cleans the sand.
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05-18-2016, 10:11 AM
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Mine never cleans the sand.
Your what?
 
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05-18-2016, 10:39 AM
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Your what?
Lol sorry. Yellow Watchman Goby
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05-18-2016, 11:08 AM
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yeah, ime yellow head, or diamond watchman are the best sand sifters.
 
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05-18-2016, 03:36 PM
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forgot to add, my Yellow Watchman does absolutely nothing!!!
I thought he was dead one time because i didnt see him for months, then poof popped out...
I never even see him eat.. always in his corner and at night when my massive bristle worms come out they surround him and he doesn't care...
 
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05-21-2016, 03:55 PM
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I have diamond goby and it is the most entertaining fish in the tank. Getting ready to sleep is the best part!
 
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05-21-2016, 11:34 PM
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What is your goal what are you trying to clean
Sand needs to be cleaned with a siphoning tube
If its detritus your looking to get rid of then gobies do not eat detritus they sift the sand for micro organisms and eat them this can cause havoc on your system if your tank isn't established or has enough micro organisms for the system to run well
If left over food is a problem i would recommend snails and shrimp
Your tank is to small for a star or a cucumber but big established tanks i would recommend stars and cucumbers

I know manual labor sucks but it has to be done otherwise you will get high nitrates
I have two yellow watchman gobies (with blue dots) and they do nothing to clean the do filter some sand nice to watch but thats about it

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05-23-2016, 01:17 PM
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yeah im just trying to get the detritus out. my sand bed has brown all over ,t. and my snails and hermits do nothing, my fire shrimp just stays on the rock work. I just need somthing to move the sand so it doesnt get all clumpy when i do siphon it.
 
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05-23-2016, 05:01 PM
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Get some better flow down low to keep it in the water column, and it will get filtered and skimmed out.
 
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05-23-2016, 05:31 PM
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Get some better flow down low to keep it in the water column, and it will get filtered and skimmed out.
+1 yes you dont have to point a fan or return dirrectly at the sand just enugh to not let anything settle

Are you sure the brown is detritus and not algae look up some reference photos on google

How new is your tank

How often do you do maintenance sand water etc
 

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