Best Worms for Reef Tank Sandbeds

Aloha Friends! Please watch our new TEDx video on clean, green aquaculture of giant clams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLie82rfCxU http://www.ipsf.com We discuss the many benefits of adding captive-bred ReefWorms from ipsf.com to your reef aquarium sandbed. Our bristleworms and Mama Mia Worms are active detritivores that move through the sandbed consuming detritus and other forms of organic matter as they go. The organic matter is converted to living tissue rather than decomposing into forms that could pollute the seawater. As they travel through the sandbed, ReefWorms create beneficial burrows and channels in the sand. This helps keep the sand grains loosely packed and aerobic, preventing the formation of anaerobic dead zones. Their function is much like that of earthworms in terrestrial gardens. ReefWorms will reproduce in your aquarium. They will not overpopulate the tank because they will eventually become food- and space-limited. Please use only captive-bred organisms in your reef aquarium. To learn more about ReefWorms, please visit our website: http://ipsf.com/reefworms.html To see more of our videos, click here: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ipsfdotcom&view=videos

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Aloha Friends! Please watch our new TEDx video on clean, green aquaculture of giant clams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLie82rfCxU http://www.ipsf.com We discuss the many benefits of adding captive-bred ReefWorms from ipsf.com to your reef aquarium sandbed. Our bristleworms and Mama Mia Worms are active detritivores that move through the sandbed consuming detritus and other forms of organic matter as they go. The organic matter is converted to living tissue rather than decomposing into forms that could pollute the seawater. As they travel through the sandbed, ReefWorms create beneficial burrows and channels in the sand. This helps keep the sand grains loosely packed and aerobic, preventing the formation of anaerobic dead zones. Their function is much like that of earthworms in terrestrial gardens. ReefWorms will reproduce in your aquarium. They will not overpopulate the tank because they will eventually become food- and space-limited. Please use only captive-bred organisms in your reef aquarium. To learn more about ReefWorms, please visit our website: http://ipsf.com/reefworms.html To see more of our videos, click here: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ipsfdotcom&view=videos

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Mattia Procopio
Mattia Procopio - 3 years ago
I've noticed some small things moving quickly around while you were moving worms. I have a couple of those in my tank and I cannot identify them. What are those creatures?
Sam Leung
Sam Leung - 3 years ago
Mattia Procopio those tiny critters are pods
David Tarbuan
David Tarbuan - 3 years ago
I have a ton of this bristle worms and never harm any of my coral,fish, even my clams.
I do love this worm
ZirrelStudios
ZirrelStudios - 4 years ago
Where on earth do I get some of these worms in the UK? Anyone know, please contact me...
quatroflit
quatroflit - 5 years ago
Even for a dsb?
ipsfdotcom
ipsfdotcom - 5 years ago
+quatroflit Yes! ReefWorms are equally beneficial for deep and shallow sandbeds. Learn more here http://ipsf.com/reefworms.html
mxr
mxr - 5 years ago
Bristle worms are not good for your tank because they eat your corals especially star polyps and other leather type corals.
Oliver Johnson
Oliver Johnson - 3 years ago
+1 tristan there are also little pink ones that never get very big....
Tristan Beligan
Tristan Beligan - 5 years ago
Those are a different type of worms known as "fireworms" that are related to bristleworms. Bristleworms usually have part of their body grayish-silverish as where fireworms are completely fire red and have a toxin in their bristles that when released feels like that body part is on fire.
ISHIRIX
ISHIRIX - 5 years ago
Really neat still trying gather all the nececary components like copepods ect :p
devisissy1
devisissy1 - 5 years ago
I have a deep sand bed on a 45 gallon cube. How many Mama Mia worms should I start with? I already have a very good self sustaining population of bristle worms.
Derrick Perez
Derrick Perez - 6 years ago
have you guys ever considered using other animals that serve a similar purpose? sea cucumbers can be just as beneficial without all the negative side effects that come with bristleworm such as the fact that they will over populate reeftanks, they slowly consume the inside of live rock which weakens you aquascape and will breed by the thousands. once they over populate, they will irritate the skin of you eels and fish while they sleep and even your own when working on your aquarium.
ipsfdotcom
ipsfdotcom - 6 years ago
Watch the TEDx video by ipsf.com President Gerald Heslinga, featuring clean, green, responsible culture of giant clams. Reviewed by Reef to Rainforest Media: http://www.reef2rainforest.com/2014/11/08/video-gerald-heslingas-tedxkamuela-tridacna-aquaculture-talk/

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YouWrasse IsMine
YouWrasse IsMine - 7 years ago
Well leave the poor things alone!!!!! Lol
Nano Reef
Nano Reef - 8 years ago
I would personally cycle your tank first, and see how many hitchhiking worms you have when it is fully complete. They usually only come out at night and are hard to see. If you don't have many I would add some. 535 is a massive size tank, so I would personally add around 50, because once you start adding/ feeding fish, there population will explode like crazy. Just remember you can always add more but if there population explodes they can be kinda hard to remove.
epsyuma
epsyuma - 9 years ago
Great info!
hotshot619
hotshot619 - 9 years ago
HAHAHA end up in the bed :-P Made me laugh
kevin898989
kevin898989 - 10 years ago
@DanteJoseCuervo ah sorry about that.
kevin898989
kevin898989 - 10 years ago
@DanteJoseCuervo you will find that about 90% of worms are mistaken for fireworms, and are actualy safe for aquaria, very few are a threat to corals.
ipsfdotcom
ipsfdotcom - 11 years ago
@Zanomatt Correct -- these are beneficial worms!
Zanomatt
Zanomatt - 11 years ago
these are NOT fireworms. These are Baby Bristleworms.
aaron95
aaron95 - 12 years ago
are bristleworms like bad for your thank?

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