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    I've just recently noticed small 1/8 to 3/16 inch bubbles coming up from my live sand bed. The bed is only 1" deep and has very little algae on it. When the hermit crabs scavenge over the bed bubbles come up every 1/2 inch of their travel. Bubbles come out of the sand randomly even when nothing is walking over the substrate. Seems to be only one or two bubbles at any one time being leased over the 4 foot tank floor.
    I have searched the reason for this and the points I've come across are;

    Trapped air in sand bed. Yes months ago I did introduce the sand into a filled tank but why would it take so long for the air to escape.

    Nitrogen gas escaping due to the BB doing their job on nitrates in the tank. Maybe, my nitrate readings have been 0ppm (liquid API test kit), for a long period of time. Check yesterday and no nitrates present according to my test tube.

    So then I came across two conflicting points;
    1. Stir the sand to release the bubbles.

    2. Don't stir the sand, let the bubbles release on their own.

    Advise please. Thanks in advance.
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    Yup, sounds like harmless nitrogen gas bubbles resulting from the nitrate eating bacteria in your sand bed.

    Keep in mind, if "stir" your sand bed, you will release trapped nitrate while killing off some of the nitrate eating bacteria. All in all, I would not recommend that course of action. The crabs are doign what they are supposed to, slowly releasing the trapped gases while they move the very top layer of the substrate keeping that layer oxygenated. Maybe you could add about 12 to 18 nassarius snail (Nassarius sp.) to help keep the substrate properly maintained and you won't have to lift a finger.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    I just finished reading up on the nassarius snail and it seems like a great idea.
    The only concern I came across was that it stated the nassarius likes deep sand beds and mine is only an inch or so.
    I know the reef store I go to has these because I was there at feeding time and the critters came out of the substrate like some horror movie monsters. hehehe

    Hey I just found a barnacle which is feeding. I cleaned the front glass and what I thought was just a skeleton on my live rock started sweeping the water from its centre. Really neat looking but now I have to check into barnacles and reef tanks. lol
    It never ends does it?
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    As long as the snails have enough substrate to completely cover their bodys, they will be alright.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Ok sounds like I have to pick a few of the smaller ones.

    Looking into barnacles I found that they don't usually live long in a reef tank as their food demands usually can't be met. Oh well I thought it was dead when I first noticed it on that live rock which has been awhile.
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    The fully grown adult size of these snail is a little less than a inch. Most only getting around 1/2 to 3/4 of a inch. They should be happy in 1 inch of substrate

    To bad about the barnacle.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Anaerobic spots in sand can produce hydrogen sulphide gas, but your sand is too shallow for this unless it is really compact.

    http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2005-12/rhf/index.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeonflame View Post
    Anaerobic spots in sand can produce hydrogen sulphide gas, but your sand is too shallow for this unless it is really compact.

    http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2005-12/rhf/index.php
    I did read about that scenario Aeonflame but there is no rotten egg smell present.
    All the micro life is doing well especially in the evening. I have something under my live rock which I can only see this trunk like thing move to the sand bed and grab something, it retracts and goes back to work again. This trunk like appendage is really thin like say 8 pound test line and stretches from 1/4" to 3/8". Can't see the rest of it as it is hidden by the live rock.
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  9. #9

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
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    I picked up 5 Nassarius sails on my way home from work today from that little reef shop. After I acclimated them, I let them loose in the tank. The skunk cleaner came over in a flash to see what kind of treat I put in. Man do those little snails dig in quick. By the count of 5 they were all under the sand and gone from sight.
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    Update; there are very few bubbles coming from the sand bed these days. The sails are doing an amazing job of moving through, above, and on the glass.
    Thank you for the tips. Deciding to pick this forum for my aquarium needs was a great choice.
    I appreciate the assistance people. Keep it up!
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