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Old 11-12-2011, 10:50 AM   #1
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Hello all! I'm wondering what I should do in terms sod a clean up crew for my biocube 29 reef... Here's what I have so far...

2 emerald crabs
4 cleaner shrimp
15 Blue leg hermits

I don't know which snail I want because there's so many to choose from! I want one that will flip its self back over if it's on it's back..?

Also, how often do I need to add hermit crap shells to the tank? Thanks
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Hello all! I'm wondering what I should do in terms sod a clean up crew for my biocube 29 reef... Here's what I have so far...

2 emerald crabs
4 cleaner shrimp
15 Blue leg hermits

I don't know which snail I want because there's so many to choose from! I want one that will flip its self back over if it's on it's back..?

Also, how often do I need to add hermit crap shells to the tank? Thanks
Nassarius snails can flip themselves over I believe. And they are great for cleaning up your substrate. Stay away from Astraea though as they can't flip themselves back up. Let me research on the snails real quick. I know there's one similar to the astreas that can flip themselves back up
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Nassarius snails can flip themselves over I believe. And they are great for cleaning up your substrate. Stay away from Astraea though as they can't flip themselves back up. Let me research on the snails real quick. I know there's one similar to the astreas that can flip themselves back up
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Hello all! I'm wondering what I should do in terms sod a clean up crew for my biocube 29 reef... Here's what I have so far...

2 emerald crabs
4 cleaner shrimp
15 Blue leg hermits

I don't know which snail I want because there's so many to choose from! I want one that will flip its self back over if it's on it's back..?

Also, how often do I need to add hermit crap shells to the tank? Thanks
Here...

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...564&pcatid=564

This is the snail for you!
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:11 AM   #5
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Here...

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...564&pcatid=564

This is the snail for you!
Awsome! I'll get 15 of them.... Thanks!
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Don't forget the nassarius snails! A must have as well.

Also, IMO you should add your cuc slowly so there is enough food for them to eat. If you add 15 at once they might run out of food in a newer tank an starve. I would add like 3-4 at a time. If you notice they aren't keepin up then add some more.
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Oh I know. I'll add a few when ever I add a new fish.
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