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Old 01-12-2008, 09:37 PM   #1
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I have a few more question!!! I checked my levels and everything is good except my Amn is at 4.0 and Nit is at 5.0-10...That just means that my tank is cycling right.....I have a few pieces of LR in it but plan on adding more do I need to add it now or can I add it at a later date? Also, after it finshes what type of clean up crew would be best its a 35 gal hex. The sand bed goes from 1in in front to 4in.... Can't think of anything else right now but I know there will by more question in the future.... Thanks

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for a clean up crew I like a combo of Astrea/Mex turbos and a few Nassarius. Start small and work your way up as you see the need. A cleaner shrimp is a ball and has a lot of character as well.

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If you plan to add more LR later, it will have to be cured outside the tank.
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AS Wiz said you really ought to add now so you can cure the LR while you cycle the tank. BTW welcome to AA
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Wait a little while before adding the Cleaner shrimp. They are cleaners but not really part of the cleaning crew. I agree with the astrea and the nassarius, but watch out for those mexican turbos. They get large and can and will knock over anything that isn't securly in place. I was glad to see my last one go!
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I like nassis, nerites, fighting conchs and margarita snails.

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