Will the dust ever settle?

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  1. coswecanfly

    coswecanfly

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    The new orange spot sand sifter goby I got is doing an excellent job (maybe too good)...

    I think she has eaten all the snail larvae by now...

    Question: Will the fine dust that she chases up ever go away? It is all over my LR and floating around the DT constantly...

    Advice would be appreciated...
     
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    +1 tobes:) are u using play sand? its often advocated as a cheap alternative to aragonite but the constant particles in suspention can be a major problem. if you have play sand id say in all likelyhood, no the dust wont settle, certainly not with a sand sifting fish in a small tank.
     
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    No, I'm using aragonite... :eek:
     
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    I'm just scared the dust is going to choke everything like the bacteria in the LR...???
     
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    Shouldnt choke the bacteria.
     
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    coswecanfly Thread Starter

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    Thanks... I was just panickin for nothing again... The dust has started to settle now even though Phoebe is as busy as usual... Going through filter floss something crazy though... :biggrin:
     
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    Yes when all the dust has been filtered out by your floss :lol:

     
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    Good to know i am getting hopefully a mating pair of snad sifting gobies this week-end..:(..unfortunately the mated pair i got during the week didn't make it ...i was looking so forward to them..but nevertheless i will have another go at it this week-end.:)
     
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    I do not think a sand sifting goby is going to do well in a nano, is it eating flakes or frozen food
     
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    I swopped my sandsifter after 2 weeks of sandstorms followed by another cycle.
    My dust never settled. I settled for another fish !
     
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    I just pictured this happening, but in cartoon style- wife thinks I'm dilly, sitting in front of the Pc, chuckling :lol:
     
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