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Old 05-05-2014, 10:49 AM   #21
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Cuc aren't necessary and they don't so much clean as they recycle nutrients. But if you like the look of snails and hermits check out reefcleaners.org, they have pictures/info on the different critters available. They have pre made packs by tank size or they will put together a custom crew for you, but be warned john can't count and you will get extras
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:31 AM   #22
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Lol awesome, I have several lfs near my house that I frequent between our 100 gallon fw and blizzard supplies so I don't think I'd have to order one. I just thought it was the shrimp snails and crabs so haven't read a tin into it. I have been focusing on learning about the upkeep and maintenance for the reef but thank you for the input. I am always up to learn more before I start up

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Old 05-05-2014, 11:42 AM   #23
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Just starting

Thanks for the advice!
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:44 AM   #24
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Shrimp aren't part of cuc's, they need to be fed. And a 30 is probably a little to small for a sand sifting star, it will be tough to keep it fed as it will quickly strip your sandbed of micro fauna
What would you feed shrimp?
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What would you feed shrimp?

They'll eat anything you feed the fish.
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Don't know if anyone has already said this but you don't want to be adding all the fish and CuC at the one time. Space it out over the course of a few months. Also be ready to replace the hermits and snails as the hermits will fight eachother and kill the snails for the shells.

A tailspot blennie is a good starter fish, its not solely a herbivore and will eat algae and almost anything you feed to its tank mates.
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Yeah I know you will bio overload cuc bout 2 weeks in if all goes well 3 more weeks till fish one

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I just got my clowns and how long should they climatize
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Just started tank couple days ago and adding fish? That's not good

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You should cycle completely before adding livestock. And if you plan on an anemone, wait till the tank is very stable and had proper lighting on it first

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