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Old 12-28-2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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65 gal reef help

Hey everybody,Just got a 65 gal sw aquarium this Christmas and have a few questions. How much live rock would be enough for this tank? And once it cycles how big should my clean up crew be?
Any advice would be a huge help
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Also what if I bought mostly dry rock and put in some live rock to seed it would that work? How much longer would it make the cycle time?
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A lot of that is preference. Average is one pound of rock per gallon. Some use less, some more. Depends on your goal. I would do 20 snails and a few hermits if you want them. Some people hate them, I love to watch them
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Also what if I bought mostly dry rock and put in some live rock to seed it would that work? How much longer would it make the cycle time?
This is what I did. Cycle still only took sixteen days.
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Ok thanks I'm prob going to get mostly dry rock because live rock at my lfs it's 7 bucks a pound which is a bit more than I'd like to spend on rocks lol. Also could I have a cleaner shrimp and a brittle star also? Or is that to much cuc
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Ok thanks I'm prob going to get mostly dry rock because live rock at my lfs it's 7 bucks a pound which is a bit more than I'd like to spend on rocks lol. Also could I have a cleaner shrimp and a brittle star also? Or is that to much cuc
I like nass snails to keep sand stirred and a few astrea snails and a serpent star for cuc cleaner shrimp are ok to
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Well I got about 70 lbs of rock an in pretty happy with the aquascape I made. When I get my cuc would just those couple different snails be all i need? How many of each would you recommend?
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I also have found a tiny crab about the size of my pinky finger nail and a very small snail on the rocks I bought should I leave them alone or try to get them out?
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Well I got about 70 lbs of rock an in pretty happy with the aquascape I made. When I get my cuc would just those couple different snails be all i need? How many of each would you recommend?
Ceriths nerites astreas not a fan of hermits at beginning only get a few then more as you add fish and such but ya those are all i use imo astreas seem to do the most work but having variety isnt a bad idea thaose are glass and rock cleaners nassarius clean sand which imo is very important in my 55g fully stocked i had 4-5 astreas 4-5 nerites 30 tongan nassarius and a serpent star ive had bad luck with emeralds and sallylightfoot nice when small but when grown both have caught fish
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I think crabs look very cool but I don't think I'm going to get any for that reason
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