OMG those Tangs are messy !!!!

Discussion in 'New to Reefing' started by Lesely, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Lesely

    Lesely

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Australia
    HI, Was wondering how most people remove Tang crap from the sand bed.
    I have plenty of flow 4 tunze wave makers running as high as they can go without blasting the corals around.Storm mode set every hour with random flow. I have a fairly heavy crushed coral 2-3ml that doesn't blow around a lot.
    I am constantly getting Tang pooh sitting on the sand that even when I rake the top over will not float up but rather sinks to the bottom again.
    All the other fish pooh floats away nicely.
    I have tried vacuuming the top layer with a standard siphon and it does very little. I have a very deep tank so I have to vacuum downwards not sideways and it has to raise a long way, its just not working.
    Pleas help !
     
    Lesely, Feb 20, 2014
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Lesely

    Sakura2282 Reef lover!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,103
    Likes Received:
    277
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Hope you can find a way to solve this issue soon.
     
    Sakura2282, Feb 20, 2014
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Lesely

    Aquarian

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2013
    Messages:
    2,828
    Likes Received:
    1,208
    Location:
    Connecticut USA
    Crushed coral traps everything. I would go with aragonite.
     
    Aquarian, Feb 20, 2014
    #3
  4. Lesely

    Lesely

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Australia
    Sorry. Mislead you we had crushed coral and swapped out whole sandbed with agronite because we thought it might help it's the same. Crap every where. !!! Does the battery operated vacuums work any better than a hand syphon ?
     
    Lesely, Feb 20, 2014
    #4
  5. Lesely

    BL1 ............. Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Messages:
    7,933
    Likes Received:
    1,370
    Location:
    TN, USA
    You should leave the sand bed alone and get things that sift it, Nass snails, cucumbers, or conch snails.
     
    BL1, Feb 21, 2014
    #5
    ErinCahir likes this.
  6. Lesely

    Lesely

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Australia
    But the pooh is
    right there !! I don't have a DSB ? I have 11 strom snails and did have Nass snails but my wretched red coris wrasse ate them all. Been trying to get him for months. Then will buy more cuc ! Doesn't fish pooh sitting there create issues with phos. & nitrates or have I read wrong ?
     
    Lesely, Feb 21, 2014
    #6
  7. Lesely

    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2012
    Messages:
    2,219
    Likes Received:
    580
    Put a snail in the trap. Tangs poop, I poop. My kole. tang poops directly over my obc. Guy had doubled in size in a year
     
    mariobrothersleeve, Feb 21, 2014
    #7
    Lesely likes this.
  8. Lesely

    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2013
    Messages:
    1,857
    Likes Received:
    847
    Location:
    Leroy, Alabama
    Any time my tang takes a poop the other fish gobble it up---- bunch of detritus eaters:D
     
    salt_for_brains, Feb 21, 2014
    #8
  9. Lesely

    Lesely

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Australia
    I wish,, no no no, not in my tank lol
     
    Lesely, Feb 21, 2014
    #9
  10. Lesely

    ReeferRob

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Messages:
    755
    Likes Received:
    386
    Worry less about poop and enjoy your tank more. EVERYTHING in there is excreting waste of some sort.
     
    ReeferRob, Feb 22, 2014
    #10
    Lesely likes this.
  11. Lesely

    Aquarian

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2013
    Messages:
    2,828
    Likes Received:
    1,208
    Location:
    Connecticut USA
    Words to live by
     
    Aquarian, Feb 22, 2014
    #11
    Lesely likes this.
  12. Lesely

    the guy

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2013
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Langley, British Columbia, Canada
    Exactly don't sweat it and enjoy it, get yourself some more nass snails and some conches or try a sand sifting star. Do you have any hermit crabs? If not get some they help with this issue too.
     
    the guy, Feb 23, 2014
    #12
  13. Lesely

    Lesely

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Australia
    Had lots of hermits but once again wretched coris wrasse ate them all, once we catch him will restock our cuc ? Thanks
     
    Lesely, Feb 23, 2014
    #13
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.