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Old 02-13-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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Suggestions on clean up crew

What would y'all suggest?
Right now I have 2 emeral crabs
1 peppermint shrimp
4-6 snails

I'm still getting a Lil brown color on my sand ... I have slowed down on feeding thinking that was y... So need Lil help... I'd like to get that alge under control before I add another fish
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Brown color on the sand is probably diatoms. What size tank is this and how old is it?
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:16 PM   #3
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Can't offer u any help without the info Doug asked for.
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I was told it was diatoms... It's only 5 weeks old and is a 55g
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:42 PM   #5
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My blue legged hermits demolished my substrate diatoms. My astrea snails do pretty good on the glass
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:02 PM   #6
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Turbo Astraea snails hermit crabs cleaner shrimp crabs.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:23 PM   #7
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Good flow and time will take care of it. There really is no need for a clean up crew other than for looks and diversity.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:51 PM   #8
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CUC is very useful in keeping the sand bed clean and also rocks.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:55 PM   #9
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So I need to get more crabs in other words? When u put the snails on the rocks that needed to be cleaned they did a good job on the parts they were on n u can tell where they did clean...
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Would this help take away the diatoms
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