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Old 10-10-2012, 02:19 AM   #11
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If your QT is cycled, then I'd go ahead and put a fish in there. Make sure you check the levels of ammonia, trite and Trates everyday, and do PWC as needed though so the fish is ok. When I cycled my 30g, I took a cup of sand, some LR and some filter media from my 55g and put it in the filter for the 30g to seed it and it still took about 10 days to fully cycle. But that's way shorter than the 4 weeks it took me to cycle the 55g.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:23 AM   #12
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Sorry-for CUC, I use astrea snails, banded trochus snails, conch, scarlet reef hermits, about 20 Nassarius snails, zebra hermits, had some cerith snails-only 1 left after pistol shrimp ate some, I have a ruby crab-wish I hadn't gotten it though, a blue linkia seastar in the 55g( don't recommend-difficult to keep alive). Don't get everything at once though, you need to give tank time to build up some algae or else they'll starve.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:51 PM   #13
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How come some people don't like hermits? What and how many should I get 1st?
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:09 PM   #14
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How come some people don't like hermits? What and how many should I get 1st?
Some women think they're creepy, like spiders with shells. Lol. Some don't like that they might kill snails. The scarlet reef are less likely to kill snails or other hermits. I would start off with about 5-6 snails, few hermits and depending on what your sandbed looks like, a conch. If your sandbed still looks perfectly clean, wait on the conch. Then just add some snails and hermits every week til you get to a good amount. I have about 20 Nassarius, about 30-35 snails total, a conch and a seastar in my 55g. And they do tend to die periodically, so keep an yet out that they haven't all died and replace as needed.
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What about shrimp?
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:15 PM   #16
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What about shrimp?
Highly recommend a skunk cleaner shrimp!!! They have such great personalities!! And unlike a lot of shrimps that hide all the time, they are out front and center all the time. So cute!!!
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