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Old 04-15-2011, 07:59 AM   #1
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nano CUC

hey guys i was lookin for a CUC for my soon to be nano reef im confused alot of the cuc on liveaquaria are expensive what exatly do i need i was thinking a few nertite snails mabye a hermit? help please cuc for fw are alot easier lol
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:06 AM   #2
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Small crabs, a few. Turbo snails, nerite snails, nassarius snails. ( don't know how to spell that ). And a peppermint shrimp. Snails depend on the fish. IMO it would be best to have more snails and less fish, or less snails and more fish.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:54 AM   #3
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For reference in my 14G I have 7 blue-leg hermits and 7 turbo snails.

But IMO from now on I'll be doing snails only for CUC so the hermits don't kill them.

I say get like 3 turbos, 3 ceriths, and probably 5 nassarius snails
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You might try here ReefCleaners.org | Clean Up Crews and Macro Algae - Quick Crew (10 Gallon)
You can also make your own up personally I would leave out the nerite snails.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:39 AM   #5
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+1 on the nerite snails.

I got my cuc from reefcleaners and they tend to way way over stock cuc based on tank size. I bought a crew for a 25g and got over 50 snails in my 55g now. It's really silly how many they give you.
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Remember you want a mix of big and small.... Turbo snails are cool (love mine, I have three) but they are huge! And they can knock things over, so make sure your rocks Are stable. You need to have smaller cleaners to get into crannies here big guys can't go. Two of our best cleaners are our emerald crabs.. They eat all day long. Just watch them, as they grow they get opportunistic. In our 75 gallon DT and 30 gallon sump we have about 50+ snails, 8 hermit crabs, 3 or 4 shrimp, and 2 emerald crabs. Our tank stays pretty clean.
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is there anythin cool i can get i like a few snails but something cool looking would be nice i plan on haveing 2 black clown gobys and a false perc
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:33 PM   #8
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How about some shrimp? I have 4 peppermints and they are kinda cool
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i loved ghost shrimp in my 15 fw are they expensive or hard to maintain?
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I paid $5 a piece for my peppermints. I think they usually run under $10
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