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What's a good sand sifter?

I have 3 tanks with sand, and I don't want to sift it myself, and I don't really do it much, just once a week during wc... What can I get to sift it for me?

20 gallon planted- titanium moon sand, has cherry shrimp, Cory catfish, apple snail, ottos, 2 plattys.

5 gallon- african dwarf frogs

45 gallon- red tailed shark, angels, black skirt tetras, nerite snails, Molly's and I think I spotted some kind of small snail today, and it didn't look like a normal snail, so I'm hoping it's a malasyian trumpet snail... It's shell is kind of that shape but not as vivid..

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use a maetal strainer with the realy smallholes i use one for my pasta and sifting solids from sand
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use a maetal strainer with the realy smallholes i use one for my pasta and sifting solids from sand

Good idea, but it's not really for getting things out of it but to prevent the air bubble build up of nitrifying things... Ugh.. It's late, I can't remember any names..
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You talking about Malaysian Trumpet snails?

That will burrow through substrate to help prevent anaerobic spots that can form hydrogen sulfide pockets?





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You talking about Malaysian Trumpet snails?



That will burrow through substrate to help prevent anaerobic spots that can form hydrogen sulfide pockets?

Yes, exactly. I think that's what they are though, but I can't tell now, they're babies. But I was wondering if anything else is a good option for preventing the pockets.
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Yes, exactly. I think that's what they are though, but I can't tell now, they're babies. But I was wondering if anything else is a good option for preventing the pockets.
\man get a stick peice of wood watever stir your sand every how long you need that wil get rid of gas buildup just have to turn the sand/stir it up/ move it and u wil be finde

edit. sory just relised u want a animal sand sifter stupid me lol

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