Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by Ocean, 12 Jan 2008.
What creature can i use to clean up the debris on my DSB?
I have filterfloss to stop detritus getting to my dsb, I reckon the pods etc get to the rest
Some people siphon the top of the DSB (i would not)
Some people have hermits on their DSB
anysecond opione on the hermits or i will go for filter floss
Yep, keep it natural if you can, if you find any britleworms in the main tank (very carefully) put them in the dsb.
some people also remove 1cm of their DSB and replace with new substrate
havent heared of that and Im not sure about that
but has anybody had problems with hermits
ive got 2 hermits over my DSB,no problem
cool, thanks for all the help everbody
maybe one of those tall things called a reefer with a siphon
That's what i use.
aah a man after my own heart
i made this to stop it
for the flow into the sump
Great idea nakoma, how often do you clean it??
Ive added two hermits and thay are hard at work
Thanks and nice idea
in the morning then again at night but it only has to be cleaned once a day i suppose
Ocean - I currently have +-40 hermits in my main display (and 2 in my sump) - they do indeed work quite hard. BUT, I have found that NOTHING seems to beat my sea cucumber...... It REALLY sucks like an electrolux! It cleans the top 1cm of my DSB (in-tank) like NOTHING else I have seen before!
Have you got a pic? How long has it been in your tank?
No - unfortunately don't have any pics (I will find some pics and post them of the TYPE of sea-cucumber)..... BUT, it has been in my tank now for about 2 months - and it has only been growing (doubled in size already!) since I got it..... I am very happy so far that I got it!
Here's a link of a picture of the type of sea cucumber I have:
Holothuria Edulis - Holoturies (concombres de mer) - Détritivores - Aquarium récifal / aquarium marin / aquarium eau de mer - Reefguardian
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