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Old 04-21-2005, 03:27 PM   #1
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What company has the best bang for your buck with clean up crews? And what does a person need to watch out for with the critters....are there some that are often included in the packages that you later will wish you didn't get? I know some crabs are bad in the long run.....Input please!!
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Old 04-21-2005, 05:51 PM   #2
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What size tank and what specific packages are you refering to?
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Old 04-21-2005, 06:17 PM   #3
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I have the same question, and for me I have a 30 gallon.
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I have a 75 gal. tank. Most companies offer the "cleaner packages" for various size tanks. I was just wanting advice on what to watch out for in some of those packages that may later be detrimental to a reef tank. Also, I was wondering if the packages are the route to go or if I would be better/cheaper designing my own and getting exactly what I need.
What online companies are the best to deal with?
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Old 04-21-2005, 09:44 PM   #5
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I want seastars, snails, hermits, and shrimp. Do any compaies offer a package with all of those in it?

Also, what do shrimp eat?
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Old 04-22-2005, 12:09 AM   #6
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liveaquaria.com has several packages you can buy.
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I don't feed my shrimp anything...they are, for the most part, scavengers. That's why they're there
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Old 04-22-2005, 09:42 AM   #8
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My question is how old is the tank? i would not add a large clean up crew in a new tank that does not have much food for them.
Seastars? what kind, IMO most star fish require a mature tank at least 8 months old, because they only eat a type of algae that takes a while to grow. And stars like linkias need a lot of LR and should be kept in larger tanks, JMO2.
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My tank is a couple of years old but I recently sort-of started over. Switched substrate and didn't have much in it to begin with. Getting ready to get serious now. Preparing for corals and don't anything that would harm them.
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go with a good mix of hermits blue legs and scarlet would be a good choice and snails to start. Emerald crabs are nice also.
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