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Old 09-24-2013, 06:21 PM   #31
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Alright thanks and I will take all of your suggestions thank. I just ordered a cleanup crew that is coming in this week. I will look into the sea urchins instead of the sea hare. Wi the urchins hurt the fish?
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Alright thanks and I will take all of your suggestions thank. I just ordered a cleanup crew that is coming in this week. I will look into the sea urchins instead of the sea hare. Wi the urchins hurt the fish?
They won't hurt the fish, but they knock stuff over , try the blue tuxedo urchins, I like them much better.
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Alright thanks and I will take all of your suggestions thank. I just ordered a cleanup crew that is coming in this week. I will look into the sea urchins instead of the sea hare. Wi the urchins hurt the fish?
Get a snowball urchin. I have one in my 37g, at first there was some hair algae on the rocks but in a day it was all gone. They like to put stuff they find in the tank on there backs and are pin cushion which means they wont stab you. Also try a tuxedo or halloween urchin, which are also pin cushion urchins. They are fun to watch also!
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Just make sure you pull the rock and scrub it. Most crews wont touch it once it get to a certain length. I feed my fish every 3 days. I switch it up. I'll even get a couple of uncooked shrimp from the market do a fine chop/mince and feed them that as well. They go crazy.
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Alright I'll try pulling some off and starting with one to two urchins. I'll pull out the Rocks and try to scrub them. Should I take the 100 lbs of live rock out individually and scrub them or leave it in the tank. And should I do it before my cleanup crew arrives on Thursday or Friday?
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Alright I'll try pulling some off and starting with one to two urchins. I'll pull out the Rocks and try to scrub them. Should I take the 100 lbs of live rock out individually and scrub them or leave it in the tank. And should I do it before my cleanup crew arrives on Thursday or Friday?
Treat it like a water change but with a little added maintenance. Yes pull it out before scrubbing it. I pulled mine out, scrubbed it in one 5 gallon bucket of salt water, and then after scrubbing it placed it in another 5 gallon bucket until I was done.

If you pull each one and scrub it and don't have a second bucket to place them in just set it back in the tank.

Do one at a time. Home Depot sells a brush that's bigger and better than a small toothbrush.

Just try not to stir up your substrate.

Another thing, test your water after you scrubbed your rock and replaced your water. Then test it each day for a few days to make sure your parameters are all good. If they start to get out of whack, be prepared to change out some more water.

Also, this is the perfect time to cut your fish feeding down and get your fish started on a new food schedule.

Good luck and keep us posted as to how it's coming along.
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