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Old 01-14-2013, 09:18 PM   #31
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Lol, a clean up crew is helpful when you first start up, though. I just know that by watching mine I have been able to get a feeling for good and bad algae- like an indicator to show me what to research... I got thrown into the saltwater universe almost a year ago from being a 'freshy' with a love of crustaceans.... I found this crossover element helped me make sense of things with my puffer tank, which is when the salt water obsession got me, so now I'm trying learn a 'science' starting from scratch so I used what I already knew- crabs. I am well aware, however, that it's not replacing my need to care for my tanks... I keep freshwater fiddler crabs- I know how much waste my little buggers make in there and how much algae and dead plant matter they clean and it's a non issue to me... They will stir my sand and provide food for my puffer, won't they? I'm not being sarcastic, I seriously am that new to salt

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No sir I have not bought it yet, not rushing into anything with this tank. I want to get everything mapped out and then start spending money. Lol I'm glad you brought that to my attention though. May I ask if there is any skimmer you recommend?
Reef Octopus makes decent HOB skimmers. I like the BH 90.

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Old 01-16-2013, 09:08 AM   #33
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Ktom- personally I love the clean up crew I think they are fun to watch. I will have a clean up crew most likely in my tank, don't know what it will consist of yet but chea. As for your question I wish I had the answer for you.

Mr.x- oh ok sweet Tommyp said the same hung except I think he said the bh-100. Will look at those today.

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Old 01-16-2013, 11:22 AM   #34
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I absolutely love the antics of crabs and shrimp, though from what I've researched they are not always coral/ reef safe. Most people I have talked to tend to like nassarius, cerith, turbo, Margarita, and spiny star astraea snails, serpent and brittle star fish and dwarf blue foot and dwarf zebra hermit crabs, emerald and arrow crabs and banded coral, skunk cleaner, and peppermint shrimp. Liveaquaria.com and reefcleaners.com are pretty good sites for information and fellow aquarists experiences with specific cleaners.

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