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Old 05-22-2014, 10:36 PM   #1
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Clean up crew

I have a question about a clean up crew. I have had my tank up for a month and have two blue/green chromis that I put in a week ago. When would it be ok to put a clean up crew in? Also suggestions on type and number of clean up crew for a 20gal tank with live rock and sand?
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:42 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure you can put the cc in any time. As far as what to put in a 20 gal I'm not sure. I suppose some hermit crabs for start.

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Old 05-26-2014, 12:18 AM   #3
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What are you planning for as the end result of your tank? You don't really need a cuc per say, but personally i love all the extra life it brings to the tank

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Well I just bought my clean up crew. 5 margarita snails, 7 reef hermit, and 5 other snails I have no idea their name.
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Sounds like a good start

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Old 05-27-2014, 11:20 PM   #6
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IMO, don't add any clean up crew until you really get it going in a few months. It's counter-productive to add extra food to feed a new aquarium that has no algae or uneaten food. Plus, take it easy on the crabs. Been there, done that!
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