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Old 04-15-2009, 01:01 AM   #1
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Aye so many questions I have asked. I am looking at clean up crews from Liveaquariua.com.

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That setup actually, I like the emerald crabs especially. Everything just adds a little more in my opinion

Anyways, my question is with an establishing aquarium (live rock is on its way, everything else is setup; lights will be here tomorrow) will they have enough to eat? Or will I need to supplement feedings?
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:09 AM   #2
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I would wait even longer as the live rock will not create much waste either. You need to start feeding fish and have left over debris from feedings in order for a CUC to thrive and survive. Granted the algae from live rocks is nice for some but will not suffice.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:11 AM   #3
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Ok thank you, hence what I was wondering and glad i asked. Once I get the live rock in there and curing with a cycle finished, ill think about the first wish i will add. Thank you.
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No problem. I also would not get a big clean up crew as there will not be enough for all of them and the will soon run out of things to clean up. Get a few here and there and slowly build as your aquarium matures.
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I also thought about doing that, however of course the LFS is a ripoff when it comes to clean up crews. Any suggestions on what to add and how many; so forth?
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:16 AM   #6
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Well i would say maybe some nasarius (spelling) snails or turbo ... I am going to get an emerald mithrax crab once possible. I am just starting a 75 everything is good to go water in sand my live rock gets here tomorrow I got 75 pounds of live rock.
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peppermint shrimp help to control aptasia they dont eat it once larger however the prevent it from starting.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:19 AM   #8
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Yea I just started up the 55. Water filled, closed circuit running skimmer and all. LR should be shipping if not already on its way. I have a Nova Extreme Pro 48" with 3 10,000k lights and 3 actinics being shipped which should be here tomorrow. Can't wait. I only order 44lb's of Live rock for the moment, I will be adding more.
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Cool it sounds like you are well on your way to a lifetime hobby. Where did you get your live rock?
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:25 AM   #10
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Unfortunately before reading some bad reviews I ordered it from Petco. Honestly i don't think it could be to bad. The rock came to $114, with next day shipping around $180. regular shipping would of been like $170.

This will determine whether they ever get my support again.
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