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Old 01-28-2012, 10:34 PM   #11
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Yea now it's confusing. Don't want to get more than I neef
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:38 PM   #12
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All of it is confusing just takes patience I've had mine up for 3 weeks now and have had my 2 clown fish an 2 shrimp for a week... I was told my tank was done cycled but then things shot up when added fish so wasn't now things are calm again and everything looks great goo luck w yours I seen the rock move looks real neat
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Ya my cuc consists on 15 blue hermits 5 red hermits 2 white hermits a ruby and emerald crab 10 nessarius snails 2 margarita snails and 1 turbo with a few more inverts to add in my 46g and they do more then enough to keep the tank spotless
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Ya my cuc consists on 15 blue hermits 5 red hermits 2 white hermits a ruby and emerald crab 10 nessarius snails 2 margarita snails and 1 turbo with a few more inverts to add in my 46g and they do more then enough to keep the tank spotless
WOW that's a lot... It I was to get some of the blue legged crabs how many would u suggest? And will they bother my shrimp? Or my shrimp bother them?
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What I usually do is get a couple of snails to eat algae one of my favorites when I can get them is Saltwater Invertebrates for Marine Aquariums: Banded Trochus Snail but I usually end up getting a couple of these Saltwater Invertebrates for Marine Reef Aquariums: Astraea Conehead Snail I don't care for them because they can't turn themselves over if a hermit decides to flip them over to get them. Then about 4 or 5 of these Saltwater Aquarium Invertebrates for Marine Reef Aquariums: Super Tongan Nassarius Snail they eat left over food and do body clean up. Bristle worms are great and usually free when it comes to the clean up of dead bodies. I do like a couple of peppermint shrimp and a few hermit crabs I usually go with the little blue ones since they stay small and not a big threat to my snails. Emerald crabs can be a nice part of the cuc. Maybe if you want one turbo but they do eat a lot and knock things over when they get big. I have 2 tanks without crabs of any type in them and 2 with hermits. Having a cuc isn't necessary but I do like them.
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WOW that's a lot... It I was to get some of the blue legged crabs how many would u suggest? And will they bother my shrimp? Or my shrimp bother them?
The blue legged hermist I'm pretty sure are the smallest of all the hermits and don't really bother anything at all and for a tank your size id probably just go with the same thing I have in mine honestly maybe a couple more blues.. mine will be done once I get my 2 cleaner shrimp and 1 randalls shrimp but you don't need all that for a successful tank I just like the diversity and action in the tank
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Yeah, I ordered a clean up crew sold as a package and it was way too many. I would say about half would be more than you would ever need.
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