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Old 11-11-2011, 10:03 PM   #21
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Also, should I have a "clean-up crew" would the shrimp be enough, or should I get some snails, hermits, etc.?
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Also, should I have a "clean-up crew" would the shrimp be enough, or should I get some snails, hermits, etc.?
I would recommend some snails. I really like my Mexican Turbo Snails, they do a fantastic job with algae!

You could get Hermits too, but I don't consider them a necessity if you already have the shrimp. To be on the safe side I would add a few.
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I'm not going to do that fire shrimp either, or the black clown. I don't want to spend more than $25 on a fish/shrimp. Maybe a peppermint shrimp instead? $5.50 at my LFS. Fire's are like $40.
Peppermint shrimp are good for aptasia so that's a plus. Maybe just get a true perc clown. I don't think I've seen em more than 20 a piece.
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Clean up crew is your preference. Some people go light some get alot of em. lol

I have 20 nassarius snails and like 4 hermits in my 29g. I also have 3 peppermints and a cleaner shrimp and 2 emerald crabs. I don't have any algae eating snails, the nassarius ones go under the sand and eat uneaten food. They also keep your sand aerated so I would get a handful of those.
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Also, should I have a "clean-up crew" would the shrimp be enough, or should I get some snails, hermits, etc.?
I would definitely get some nassarius snails ad some astreas. I would recommend one emerald crab and a hermit as well. Unless you are gonna glue everything down (such as your frags) you might want to hold off on the Mexican turbo. They tend to knock stuff over.
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Lol. Carey beat me again. She's like an AA ninja. Sooo quick
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Not much to do at 8 in the morning on a saturday lol
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I would definitely get some nassarius snails ad some astreas. I would recommend one emerald crab and a hermit as well. Unless you are gonna glue everything down (such as your frags) you might want to hold off on the Mexican turbo. They tend to knock stuff over.
True, I always fail to include that part, LOL. They are bittersweet, they do a great job with algae, but will knock over corals. Sorry about that.
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Not much to do at 8 in the morning on a saturday lol
I never have a lot to do on Saturday mornings either. A few Saturdays in the past I have been on AA about half of the day straight.
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Thanks for all the replies! I have some questions!
1. Do perculas and ocellaris mix?
2. Could I do:

15 nassarius snails
1 hermit
1 emerald crab
2 peppermints
1 banded shrimp?
2 percula/ocellaris clown (i personally like perculas more)
1 yellow clown goby
1 firefish

3. What kind of salt should I use?
4. What food should I feed?
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