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Old 08-28-2006, 01:37 AM   #1
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Cleanup crew for a 125gal Reef

Hi All,

I just bought an established 125gal reef tank and the previous owner's cleanup crew consists of:

2 skunk cleaner shrimp
1 peppermint shrimp
2 turbo snails
2 emerald crabs
2 blue legged hermit crabs
2 emerald serpent stars
1 sea urchin

What are your thoughts/advice?

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I'd suggest adding in maybe 20 or so Nassarius snails (you can find them on ebay for rather cheap) and maybe 3-4 more peppermint shrimp.


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I agree with Devilish. Also get some larger shells for those hermits. Otherwise they might try to make your snail's home their own.
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Some more snails and hermits would be good.


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Love those big Nassarius snails! Turbo snails are cool too.
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Go for a bunch of scarlet reef hermits. They do a good job at cleaning and are fun to watch. Might want to even consider a sand sifting or brittle star.
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I agree with lando. A brittle star would be a good idea along with some more snails and hermits.

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