Conch in Biocube?

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Hi all! I’m looking for some help with my sand bed management. Right now whenever I do a water change I siphon out the sand but that’s the only thing moving the sand around besides a few nassarius snails. I’ve read that conchs can help out with keeping the sand bed turned over. I have a 32 gallon biocube - is that too small for a conch?
 

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Hi all! I’m looking for some help with my sand bed management. Right now whenever I do a water change I siphon out the sand but that’s the only thing moving the sand around besides a few nassarius snails. I’ve read that conchs can help out with keeping the sand bed turned over. I have a 32 gallon biocube - is that too small for a conch?
Nope. It’s good. Tiger or fighting work great.
 

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Hi all! I’m looking for some help with my sand bed management. Right now whenever I do a water change I siphon out the sand but that’s the only thing moving the sand around besides a few nassarius snails. I’ve read that conchs can help out with keeping the sand bed turned over. I have a 32 gallon biocube - is that too small for a conch?
Ive got a tiger conch in my 15 gallon. He is always out and about cleaning my sand!
 

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Thanks!! Do you continue to vacuum the sand or just let it do its thing?
it works itself out. I lost my fighting conch in there and bought another. After I got the next one, the other turned up. SO I actually have 3 fighting right now in a 32 cube. They will be transferred eventually to the bigger tank but not an issue right now. I also have a Jawfish though and he displaces sand like crazy. so my sand is frequently moved around, just not by me.
 

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