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Oh that looks pretty clean! I think what you suggested is good for now , an urchin would clean that back glass for ya
That back there is green coraline. It’s because I was raising my salinity during the initial growth of coraline and it started as green. Now most all of it is white. But I’ll consider an urchin for sure
 
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A fighting conch really didn't do much for my sandbed in my IM40 cube. A sand-sifting goby cleaned that right up, though.
I’m going to start with a conch first to experiment, but if that doesn’t work, that was my plan
 

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I'd hold off on algae eaters for now, your tank actually looks a little too clean for me to want to add algae eaters. Adding a conch plus a few nassarius would be a good idea to stir your sand a little, which should help with your sandbed cyano. Maybe a couple of cerith snails if you want to increase the supply of algae eaters a little.

I think a tuxedo urchin would be a fantastic addition eventually, but I'd hold off for now; I don't think your tank produces enough to keep it fed at the moment. I personally would recommend against a sand-sifting goby for your size of tank; if you do get one, get a Rainford's rather than one of the larger 'sleeper' gobies.
 
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I'd hold off on algae eaters for now, your tank actually looks a little too clean for me to want to add algae eaters. Adding a conch plus a few nassarius would be a good idea to stir your sand a little, which should help with your sandbed cyano. Maybe a couple of cerith snails if you want to increase the supply of algae eaters a little.

I think a tuxedo urchin would be a fantastic addition eventually, but I'd hold off for now; I don't think your tank produces enough to keep it fed at the moment. I personally would recommend against a sand-sifting goby for your size of tank; if you do get one, get a Rainford's rather than one of the larger 'sleeper' gobies.
That sounds like a plan.
 

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I am just about to order a clean up crew. I have never had good experience with snails at all though but maybe nevr put in enough at a time. I am definitely ordering the conch! He is moving out pretty quick! My previous snaisl just sat in the same place for weeks on end! I have a turbot hat hasnt moved in weeks! I dont get it! I a lways heard they were algae machines!
 

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I am just about to order a clean up crew. I have never had good experience with snails at all though but maybe nevr put in enough at a time. I am definitely ordering the conch! He is moving out pretty quick! My previous snaisl just sat in the same place for weeks on end! I have a turbot hat hasnt moved in weeks! I dont get it! I a lways heard they were algae machines!
They are. Have you checked your salinity levels?
 
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I am just about to order a clean up crew. I have never had good experience with snails at all though but maybe nevr put in enough at a time. I am definitely ordering the conch! He is moving out pretty quick! My previous snaisl just sat in the same place for weeks on end! I have a turbot hat hasnt moved in weeks! I dont get it! I a lways heard they were algae machines!
If a snail hasn’t moved in weeks it’s most likely dead. Now they’ll sleep for a few days and as long as they’re in the shell, don’t smell like rotten eggs, and actively responded to you handling them by retracting, they’re alive
 
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