Originally Posted by bmarine
Based off liveaquaria's reef cleaner packs, I was thinking a good CUC for this tank would be: (this list includes my current inhabitants)
1 pistol shrimp
1 emerald crab
1 peppermint shrimp
5 dwarf hermits (maybe 1 more electric blue and 3 scarlet reef hermits)
7 Nassarius snails
7 Cerith snails
4 Nerite Snails
1 turbo snail
1 trochus snail
Does this sound good? Or is it too many inverts?
I'd skip the peppermint shrimp. No need for them and they can be little devils. You definitely don't need that many nassarius snails either as they are strictly carnivorous and need to be fed. Turbos are giant poop machines as well and create a ton of waste.
With a cuc you have to remember these organisms are adding bio load to the system as well. My cuc in my 40 breeder is like 20 snails of varying degree and most of them reproduce on their own hence why I have so many. I also have a cucumber and serpent star but I put them in their because I like them rather than as cuc members.
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