I'm new to the hobby. Have my first tank up and running for about 3 months now. It's a 45 FO
. I have a live sand substrate and am using a RENA XP1 canister and a Penguin Emperor 400 for filtration Right now I just have 2 yellow tail damsels. About 2 weeks ago I got a bloom of diatoms all over the rock and based on advice at lfs
put in a cleanup crew. I have 12 Astraea snails, 4 red legged hermits, and a sand sifting starfish. Everyone seems happy and is dealing with the diatom problem after about a week. So, now I'm worried they are going to run out of food. What do I feed the snails, crabs, and star?
On a side note, several of the snails have climbed the glass and seem to like hanging out at the surface. Is this normal?
Thanks in advance for the help. I'm going to have a lot of questions moving forward.