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Old 01-22-2014, 04:46 PM   #1
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How much cuc?

Should I get my cuc right away after cycling or is it okay to wait? I was going to get chocolate chip star and cleaner shrimp. Would this be enough for my cuc or should I get some more hermits or something.

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Old 01-22-2014, 04:59 PM   #2
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CUC is not necessary. Also don't get a chocolate starfish if you want corals. They are not reef safe.
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:39 PM   #3
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Oops sorry its a fish only tank

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Old 01-22-2014, 06:33 PM   #4
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What is so beneficial to having a cuc besides eating uneaten food which the star and shrimp can do

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Algae control and uneaten food removal or if you like the look of hermits and snails and such
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:35 PM   #6
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+1 on algae control. if you ahvent, check out www.reefcleaners.org
its actually pretty amazing at how theres several variations of each invert that will eat different types of algae.
also i think that it adds a whole extra level of depth to a tank. seeing a "reef" tank and seeing a reef tank full of inverts is a world of difference IMO
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+1 on reefcleaners. John is awesome, but he has a counting problem ( usually sends about double what you order) so keep that in mind!!! FWIW I only get cuc's from reefcleaners
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Reefcleaners is an amazing website!! Going to get assortment of different things
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:05 AM   #9
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don't be afraid to actually email or call them either. ive heard they are great at putting together custom packages depending on your specific desires.
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Again, not necessary. No need to spend money if you don't have algae that needs maintaining. Keep excess nutrient levels in check and there won't be an algae issue. CUC just recycles those nutrients. They eat and poop. Poop becomes food for algae.
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