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Re: Why doesn't anything live in substrate

> Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 11:40:02 -0600
> From: Charley Bay <Charleyb at Cytomation_com>
> Subject: RE: ?
> I've given this issue a lot of thought over the years, and I've concluded
> that we CAN have things called "freshwater reefs", but they can't be
> a flora/fauna match with marine reef systems.  

I haven't seem anyone suggest a few of the more common things we can find in a 
FW substrate. 

1. Malaysian Trumpet Snails - unless, of course, you hate them and have a herd 
of clown loaches on guard. 

2. Tubifex worms - unless you don't feed them because you heard they carry 
diseases or if you have a herd of corys on guard. 

3. Kuhli loaches and other fish that borrow in the gravel. 

4. The ubiquitous nitrifying bacteria!

George Booth in Ft. Collins, Colorado (booth at frii_com)