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 06-30-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Diesel84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 152
Clean up Crew...

Have a 75 gallon, started 3rd week of cycle. I have brown cover on my live sand, I'm assuming its the diatoms. Levels are .5-1.0 on ammo, 0nitrites, 10 ppm nitrates. And 8.2 for PH. I have seen set ups on line but it seems like a lot of creatures. Any suggestions as I want a goby as well.
__________________

__________________
Diesel84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2013, 08:58 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Don't add anything till there is no ammonia or nitrite, and you've done a large water change to remove nitrate.
Meanwhile, you really do not need a "clean up crew". diatoms will go away as fast as they came, and nuisance algae comes with excess nutrients. keep your feeding reasonable and your bio load reasonable as well, and you'll be fine. Add crabs, snails, and shrimp as you want then, and not as you need them. Remember, everything you add will need to be fed.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2013, 01:17 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Diesel84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 152
Can you mix and match crab breeds? Or use just one? Was thinking about pom poms, emeralds, and maybe some shrimp. Not sure about snails, when I had freshwater they mated like crazy and had a hard time keeping the population down. Any recommendations?
__________________
Diesel84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2013, 03:31 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
You aren't going to see the snails mating so much in salt water. You'll see eggs from time to time, but they get devoured before they reach maturity.

Yes, you can mix crabs, but anything with claws is a potential predator. I have sally light foot crabs in my tank, along with a coral banded shrimp. Every week one has a claw missing. One week the CB shrimp loses, the next week the SLF loses...
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2013, 03:59 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Diesel84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 152
OK. I just don't want a tank full of snails again.
__________________
Diesel84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:57 AM.


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