Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-14-2011, 08:44 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
davePM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lincoln
Posts: 263
20 gallon reef

Hi.
Tank is cycled: ammo 0, Trites 0, Trates 5/10.
Any suggestions for CuC to get me started?
Thanks.
__________________

__________________
davePM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2011, 10:55 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 3,287
Personally I would try to stay away from crabs. That coming from someone that has 4 tanks 2 with crabs and 2 without. IMO get only a couple of snails of each kind to start with and see if they live most die because people get to many and they starve to death.

Saltwater Invertebrates for Marine Aquariums: Banded Trochus Snail
Saltwater Aquarium Snails for Marine Reef Aquariums: Nassarius Snail
Saltwater Invertebrates for Marine Reef Aquariums: Astraea Conehead Snail but these can tip over and can't get up.
__________________

__________________
joy13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2011, 12:00 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
all4wheels2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 310
Quote:
Originally Posted by davePM View Post
Hi.
Tank is cycled: ammo 0, Trites 0, Trates 5/10.
Any suggestions for CuC to get me started?
Thanks.
As mentioned, nassarius snails are great, especially for cleaning the sand. Astraea snails are good too. Try some hermits; just make sure you have extra shells for when they get bigger, or they will kill each other for their shells.
__________________
Don't try to fix something that isn't broke. You just might end up breaking it

30g FOWLR Tank
8g Mantis Shrimp Tank
all4wheels2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2011, 02:33 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 3,287
Hermits also kill snails for shells. The astraea is actually one of their favorites because they can turn them over and the snail can't turn back upright.
__________________
joy13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
20 gallon, reef

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tim's 54 Gallon Corner -> Going Reef TLTGF Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1490 01-06-2014 01:16 PM
14 gallon nano reef starup NYYFan19801 Nano Reefs 7 09-02-2011 11:44 AM
75 gallon reef pics- just moved from 55! catmel Members Saltwater Tanks Showcase 5 08-29-2011 03:04 AM
Marineland Reef or Double-Bright LED for 50 gallon? Gnarls Gnarlington General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 5 06-29-2011 12:15 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.