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Old 07-22-2005, 09:10 PM   #1
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Cleaning Crew for 75

currently i have i snail that i inherited from my friends tank, I would like a good clean up crew to control my algae problem. What do I need to buy to keep my tank nice and algae free?


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newly set up 75 gal SW, 30 lbs of fiji lr, 30lbs of lace rock, 90 lbs of course/fine argonite sand, rena canister filter, 48" 4x65 watt pc, red sea turbo berlin skimmer.
Inhabitants- 2 percula clown fish, 1 muchroom coral, 2 leather corals, and 2 mystery corals.
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Old 07-22-2005, 10:15 PM   #2
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I would get some turbo snails... About 15 to 20 would be fine in your tank (some would say more). I would also consider getting a dozen red legged hermits...

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32 gallon hex, 34 lbs lr, Prizm protein skimmer, fluval 104, 1 maxi jet 750, 1 maxi jet 1200 ph, current 40w 50/50 pc, 1 NO powerglo 19watt, 1 daylight NO 65w (equiv), two damsels, 1 green brittlestar, 1 peppermint shrimp, turbo snails, red legged hermit crabs, kenyan tree coral, leather coral, pumping xenia, mushroom coral, green star polyps, orange button polyps
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:00 PM   #3
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like mjvincent said. some turbo snails. many red legged hermits.
my turbos are multiplying and I have about 20 hermits. i was told a new batch of hermits will have to be bought every now and then.
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60lbs of LS and 100lbs of LR
EHEIM 2215 Canister Filter, AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer w preskim box, 36" PFO Lights with 2x 250W 10K MH and 2x96W T3 Actinics, JBJ Arctica Chiller 1/10 hp w/ Eheim 1250 Pump, Turbo-Twist 3x UV Sterilizer 9W, (1) Yellow Tang
(1)Potter's Angel, (2) Skunk Cleaner Shrimps,(1) Eibli's Angel, (26) Turbo Snails,(10) Nassarius Snails, (2) Sand sifting starfish
(1) Regal "hippo" Tang, (20) Hermit Crabs, (1) Coral Beauty, (1) Pygmy Angel, (1) Serpent Star, (1) Brittle Star, Pumping Xenia, Finger Leather, Yellow Polyps, Green Star Polyps, Colt Leather, Mushrooms, (2) Maxijet 600 PH and (2) Maxijet 1200 PH
Am I Overstocked Yet?
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:27 PM   #4
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A clean up crew can be pretty much what ever you want. Variuos snails, some scrlet reef hemits, a few peppermint shrimp and a sand-sifting star is a good start.
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
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Old 07-24-2005, 08:19 PM   #5
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I agree with Lando , the secret for a healthy tank is also water changes ever 2 weeks I hardly have clean up crews
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