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Old 04-13-2005, 11:53 PM   #1
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Am I going overboard here? I have been battling algae for some time now, the Phosban reactor has helped a TON but it's time for a new crew. I currently only have about 8-9 snails and around 20 small crabs to do the cleaning but as of tomorrow I'll have somewhere in the neighborhood of 150-160 snails and crabs. This is what several folks have reccomended with the 300 pounds of lr I have in my 150. I have been putting off adding them as long as I could but it's time to get some help.
My problem isnt one I would consider bad but more than what I want in my tank.

150 rr Oceanic, 300 pound lr,250 pounds ls, lps's, polyp's,soft corals, sps's,
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Old 04-13-2005, 11:58 PM   #2
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Have you bought them already or are you going to buy. how many snails and how many crabs?

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Old 04-14-2005, 12:07 AM   #3
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That is a ton of snails and crabs BUT that is a big tank with a lot of rock. I doubt that is overboard. But if it is you'll soon have them starving like mine did. But with that much rock and that big of a tank I bet you will be fine.
38 gal SW, CC, 40lbs base rock, 5lbs live, emporer 280, bio-wheel 330,tronic heater, 2 O. clowns, 1 firefish.

29 gal FW, boring...soon to be salt I think.

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