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Old 09-03-2004, 10:26 AM   #11
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call me crazy, but that seems like quite a large cleanup crew for a 55.

are they assuming that many wont make it for Various reasons?
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Old 09-04-2004, 12:04 AM   #12
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In my opinion, a cleanup crew is something you may want, but you certainly don't need one.
I have 9 tanks totaling 850g plus related sumps and I have no "cleanup crew" as such. Three tanks have a serpent star and two tanks have blood shrimp and cleaner shrimp, and there are miniature snails and some miniature limpets growing in some of the systems from the live rock, (They never grow larger and are slightly smaller than the end of a pencil eraser) but I don't add snails and hermits. I prefer doing whatever housekeeping necessary to avoid getting these critters that seem to die off in great numbers in many hobbyists (and LFS) tanks.
When I am going to do a water change and cleaning, I let the algae build up a little on the glass so I can wipe it down, let it settle, and vacuum it out. Oh yes, I forgot. Before I vacuum, I also blow off the rocks with a power head and let the detritus settle and vacuum this detritus as well as the wiped off algae out of the tank.
A ninety gallon tank takes about 30 minutes not counting the settlement time for the algae and detritus, once a month, taking out 20g and replacing with 20g new salt water.
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Old 09-04-2004, 01:34 AM   #13
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Actually there is something that eats coraline algae... They're called Urchins.. Only certain ones though..
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Old 09-04-2004, 02:30 AM   #14
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I have my shippment coming in in a few hrs. as far as acclimation, can I acclimat them all in the same buckett? or should I just float the bags and add water, dump,add,dump,add so forth and so on?

what i'm getting is listed above
ya just acclimate em that way...
Looks like you went overboard with the cleanup crew heh
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Old 09-04-2004, 07:52 AM   #15
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Looks like you went overboard with the cleanup crew heh
Overboard? The package is supposed to be for a 55 gal. I have a 50 gal.

Do you think it's too much? they already in the tank now. lol
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i was looking at the picture of your aquarium and i was wondering what type of filter that is in the backround and if you recomend it?
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Old 09-04-2004, 09:28 PM   #17
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That is a skimbox For my Aqua-c Remora protein skimmer. I would recommend a skimmer yes, also I would recommend this brand too.

The skimbox fits around the pump and skims water of the top where Doc's accumulate of the surface of the water, resembling an oil slick
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LOL, buy a lm blenny, they will eat up alot of algae, and live alot longer than snails or hermits, my lawnmower blenny is very fat because he gorges on my algae
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well, Here is the thing. I want to get a yellow watchmen goby also. wouldn't he fight with a blenny?
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That cleanup crew looks too large even for a 100 gal 8O Way too many crabs IMO.

I can't believe they are selling it as recommended for a 55 gal
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