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Old 06-02-2004, 05:32 PM   #1
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I am in the process of cycling a 90 gal which I plan to use as a reef. The hair algae in it is already long enough to braid! I am thinking of going totally clawless with this tank (is it worth it?). The tank has 185 lbs LR and a DSB. What types of snails should I get and what's a good number of each. I got an algae attack pack from liveaquara.com for my 55 when I set that up and found it to be way too much, besides they have hermits so that would defeat my clawless quest.
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in my tank i have mexican turbo's, a fighting conch, a tang, and i keep the alk., and calcuim really high, i never have had big issues with hair algea otherwise.
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I plan on getting a bi color blenny and maybe a yellow tang further down the road too, and i know those will help with algae

Are mexican turbos and fighting conches good for a sand bed? I read in a post before about a snail that will sift the sand as it eats algae but I can not remember the name or find the post.
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the conch has been good for my sand shes been easy to care for and sifts sands slightly, i think bumble bee snails, and cerith snails go through the sand but if im not sure maby someone can help me out.
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Nassarius snails are good for that.
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how many snails do you thin would be good for a 90?
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