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Old 08-29-2004, 12:58 PM   #1
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Need a Good Cleanup Crew

Any Recomendations?

50 Gallon tank

I'm not looking for the cheapest price, rather I want the best value. I'm not too sure about Hermits as they kill snails, But allot of people on line and online stores like to include them. What is the consensus here?

the lates shot of my tankright now there is no cleanup crew and I haven't cleaned the glass yet since I got back from vaca.

Please send recomendations.

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Old 08-29-2004, 01:25 PM   #2
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I hate hermtis...pretty much all crabs in general actually. I'm' sure where to recommend but IME hermits wound up killing countless snails for a new home.
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Old 08-29-2004, 01:31 PM   #3
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Personally I like the hermits, they are always active and great fun to watch. Either keep adding new snails, or buy replacement shells from Walmart/craft store! Also I am in love with conches, as they are supreme eaters and look outta this world! Hilarious addition to any tank. and very beneficial too.
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You will find a variety of snails and some hermits will take care of your basic cleanup of the rocks and the glass. The coralline on your front glass will need to be scaped by you. If you put enough empty shells for your hermits to grow into they should not bother your snails much, unless they fall on their backs and are easy pickings. Your tank is around the same size as mine and I have a variety of 20 snails and only 4 hermits and they are keeping my algae in check and hopefully any detrius too.
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I love my hermits and emerald crabs. They're such fun to watch.
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how big do the blue legged hermits get?

Are they dagerous to snails?
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Old 08-29-2004, 07:17 PM   #7
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Are they dagerous to snails
I think snails are food for almost anything, if they're not busy killing themselves.
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Ok well I went ahead with Liveaquaria.com. This is what I got to start.

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Item # Description QTY Price Extended
CN-16584 SW - Algae Attack Pack - Deluxe (55 gal.) 1 x $118.99 = $118.99
SW - Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab 12 x $0.00 = $0.00
SW - Margarita Snail 24 x $0.00 = $0.00
SW - Dwarf Red Tip Hermit Crab 35 x $0.00 = $0.00
SW - Abalone, Tropical - Medium 2 x $0.00 = $0.00

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Subtotal: $118.99
Shipping: $24.99

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Total: $143.98
Next I want a Yellow Watchman Goby.
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Uhm, my pink spotted watchman killed my snails by picking them up and throwing them on their backs
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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
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