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Old 03-14-2004, 02:24 PM   #1
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Sources for a clean up crew

Things have been going well for my 29g. I was thinking about getting a clean up crew for my tank. Right now the LR is still curing in my tank, but I was thinking about potential cleaning crews to get. When it comes to future fish for my tank I was going to get a Percula Clown, Firefish Goby and maybe a chromis.

What kind of cleaning crew would you suggest? And what are some good places to shop around for a crew online? I was thinking 10 each of Nassarius Snails and Cerith Snails. And from there I am pretty much at a loss.

I don't want to add the crew until I catch the mantis shrimp (my goal for a week) and until my rocks from hirocks come. By the time everything is said and done I will have about 55# of LR in my tank. Should I be aiming for 1 critter per gallon? Or should I be following another rule of thumb?

Off to set traps to catch PIMA (the name I have given my mantis- Pain In My Arse, that little bugger is loud).

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I would probably add, in addition to the nassarius and ceriths, about 5 nerite snails to start with. I like these better than the astreas...they are good algae eaters and they don't fall over as often. Although I can get all of these, I don't have any packages that small. If you don't find what you're looking for at a price you are happy with, PM me and I'll check with my collector to see if he'll do a small package. Actually, why don't you check with John at Florida Pets ( www.floridapets.com )...I expect he would help you out with these critters.

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Old 03-14-2004, 06:35 PM   #3
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Thanks so much Logan. I have found in my research it is very hard to find small packages, but I will follow the link you sent. Thanks again
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