Algae and Substrate Cleaner

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  1. Dre

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    Hi everyone my Nano is coming along well and im very happy. I currently have

    2 x Blue Hermit Crabs
    2 x Turbo Snails
    1 x Fire Shrimp
    2 x False Percula Clowns

    I am currently finding algae growth along the bottom of the glass and my substrate seems to be getting dirty. Would a goby be good for this? Also what is the purpose of a goby as there are so many different kinds. Do they all do the same thing?

    Thanks :)
     
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    it would be easier to siphon the gravel then add live stock to do it
     
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    not all gobies are sand sifting gobies.
    Sand sifting relies more on bigger systems with loads of life in the sand, that means a more matured system.

    How old is your system?
    How good is the internal flow? do you have enough powerheads to keep food and rubbish suspended long enough to go over the overflow?
     
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    Dre

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    Must I buy one of those substrate pumps.

    My tank is almost two months old.
     
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