Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 09-28-2015, 02:00 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 82
cleanup crew

Hi all,
I have a 47 gallon mixed fish reef tank. 5 fishes in total with 50 pounds of live rock and 30 pounds of live sand. I used to have a bunch of hermit crabs and snails. Overtime their population dwindled and now looking to beef up their counts.

What do you think what should be the appropriate numbers of crabs shall I add?


ssky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2015, 05:02 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 211
Make sure you avoid certain hermits. They will wipe out any snails you have to steal their shells even if the hermit is already too big. I'm pretty sure my blue leg hermits wiped out my R2G snail order of 200 snails within a month. Nasty little guys

Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice

ccantlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2015, 10:09 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
markodeniro's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 201
I have 2 red and 1 blue in my 80G. I just put extra shells in the tank so they don't kill any snails it also gives them a choice.

Sent from my iPad using Aquarium Advice
markodeniro is offline   Reply With Quote

clean, cleanup

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cleanup crew fishsticks7 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 10-06-2003 10:07 AM
cleanup crew pm64971 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 10-02-2003 12:33 PM
Need cleanup crew suggestions Gauge Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 08-12-2003 05:38 PM
question about cleanup crew/stars Mutz Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 10 06-28-2003 01:05 PM
Cleanup Crew Suggestions? PrettyFishies Saltwater Reef Aquaria 18 04-29-2003 11:47 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.