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Old 03-18-2004, 08:47 AM   #1
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I'm going to the lfs today tobuy some macr algaes for my fuge and was wondering should i buy some snails or crabs? if so what kind. also should i buy something to sift the sand, or just buy live sand to seed the dead sand in there now?

my tanks not finished cycling yet as of yesterday my number s were:


i absolutely have nothing in my tank yet, its 120 gal. with these numbers would it be safe to add live rock now?

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you sould add the live rock now.. you will go through a cycle again unless its already cured. i would not put a fuge on yet till the cycle is over? might kill the macro alges. jsut a guess on it killing the macro. good luck 8O

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Let the tank cycle before doing anything or adding anything. GO SLOW! The best advice I ever received here is that nothing good ever happens fast in a marine aquarium..

Adding LR will cause a new cycle. If it's cured LR it will be a short cycle.

I think I just replied to your other message about macro algae.

I would avoid crabs. JustPhish.com has a new crabless clean-up crew available that you might want to look at.

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After the cycle you can add some critters to your fuge, but I would only cosider the following: Pods, bristleworms, spahgetti worms, micro stars, micro snails, don't add anything with claws to your fuge is a good rule of thumb. Of the things listed above add in small quantities except the pods, you can dump as many of them in there as you like. I would buy the detritivore kit and calurpa sampler from inland aquatics, it has everything you need for a fuge, you can split out the order between your fuge and your display and it will help get your sandbed going as well.
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