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Old 09-04-2011, 04:59 PM   #1
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your cleanup crew and tank size

I have a 55 gallon tank and I just ordered a cleanup crew of:

50 Dwarf Cerith
10 Nassarius Vibex
21 Florida Cerith
10 Nerite Snails (Large)
10 Nerite Snails (Small - Medium)

On top of my existing ~5 snails, ~5 red leg crabs, and a sea cucumber

I think I might have overdone it? Will I have to supplement to keep them all alive?

How many critters do you have and what size of tank?
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:09 PM   #2
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I have five narcissus and three turbos in my 90 gallon reef. They more than maintain my tank. I would definitely feed yours
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:15 PM   #3
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Hey deepseadan do you have a bigger picture of your tank in your avatar? I tried to look in your gallery once but didn't see it. But it looks amazing in your avatar.

And,

If you look at the packages for cleanup crews on reefcleaners.org they are all sized like the one I ordered (for each aquarium size) and I was recommended by the guy there to get that setup (since I largely don't know anything).

I'm not badmouthing reefcleaners in any way shape or form. I love their service and rock and their friendly staff.. even getting 1 on 1 answers and emails.. it's very awesome. I was just googling and read a lot lower # for cleanup crews than what I ordered.
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I always order for half the tank size from reefcleaners. They really go overboard with their crew sizes. You'll def want to feed them. Youre gonna have a boatload lol
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:25 PM   #5
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so what do i feed them lol
just litter the tank with fish food pellets?
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:34 PM   #6
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:00 PM   #7
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I always order for half the tank size from reefcleaners. They really go overboard with their crew sizes. You'll def want to feed them. Youre gonna have a boatload lol
My question is this....with that CUC will there be any room for fish? LOL
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LOL.

I have 40 narsisuss snails in my 125g which I dont consider cuc, about 5 hermits and a sea hare. Thats it.

I have 20 of the same snails in my cube, one turbo snail and 5 hermits maybe.

My 55g on the other hand is full of critters as I ordered the full crew for a 55g when I started it up. So i have dozens of snails and maybe a dozen hermits left.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:35 PM   #9
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just got these guys today
boy they are going to town already
im sure i got even more than i ordered! lol
it is fun to watch them
i think the dwarf ceriths are my favorite
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Do you guys clean the inside of your glass on a regular basis or let your CUC do all of the work?

I know I've been struggling to get my nitrates down for a couple of months (probably ~10ppm now) but it just seems I have abnormal algae growth.

I didn't rub off the inside of the glass before my water change today because I wanted to leave it for my numerous clean up crew members.
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