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Old 06-24-2012, 06:00 AM   #1
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how much - What do I need for a Clean Up Crew?

ow much CUC is to much CUC?
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:14 AM   #2
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ow much CUC is to much CUC?
A truck load.....

But really cant say with no info such as tank size and what you want your clean up crew to include. Hermits, snails, shrimp, crabs, starfish etc.
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i have a rsm 250 i have a turbo snail about 4 hermit crabs 1 star fish um 1 of them snails that dig it self into the sand with a trunk looking think thats it .
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That's a nassarius snail.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:12 PM   #5
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What's the volume of your tank? Either way, doesn't seem like you have too large of a CUC.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:46 PM   #6
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Yeah, that's not a large clean up crew at all.
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Since we're talking about CUC .... My Arrow crab eats everything that isn't moving ! Constantly eating. I have noticed that my cleaner shrimp had become more timid however. That may be my only complaint about my arrow, he intimidated my cleaner.... On the plus side the last 2 times my SCS and CBS molted I would never have known except my arrow was finishing off the remains , I didn't have to fish it out .
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I do one snail or hermit per gallon, shrimp one per 10 gl.
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i have a rsm 250 i have a turbo snail about 4 hermit crabs 1 star fish um 1 of them snails that dig it self into the sand with a trunk looking think thats it .
Thats not much at all.

Heres a good list for you:
4 brittle stars
20 nassarius snails (the ones with the "trunk")
Anywhere from 40-50 dwarf hermits
And then a few turbo snails 5 ought to do you well.

May seem like a lot but once they are in the tank they will all begin munching. Brittle stars will help keep under the rocks clean.
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DON'T GET THE GREEN BRITTLES. They are predatory when hungry, and other brittle is fine. Serpent stars work really well too.
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