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Old 10-11-2003, 12:46 AM   #1
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Adding Snail or Crab to new FO setup

I'd like to add a small snail or two or crab, or other critters, to my 1 1/2 month old setup. There is alot of what I assume is diotame algae, the brown algae, and I've read that these may clean it up a bit. Would it be safe to do so? Right now the nitrite/nitrate is peaked but is beginning to drop. Would this be safe or recommended??

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Old 10-11-2003, 02:34 AM   #2
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I would not recommend until at least your nitrite and ammonia are at 0 your nitrates should also be under 40ppm When your at that point it should be safe to add those inverts..

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