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Old 07-01-2012, 12:02 PM   #1
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Thoughts on cuc

I'm thinking about ordering this cuc from reefcleaners. What are your thoughts? Anything I should add or remove? Keeping in mind I'm going to be have a reef aquarium


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Old 07-01-2012, 12:19 PM   #2
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I'm thinking about ordering this cuc from reefcleaners. What are your thoughts? Anything I should add or remove? Keeping in mind I'm going to be have a reef aquarium

50 Dwarf Ceriths
29 Nassarius
30 Florida Ceriths
8 Limpets
25 Assorted Hermits
19 Large Nerite and 10 Small to Medium Nerites
Did they custom make that crew for you? What size is your tank? Are you having issues with algae?

I feel they tend to go overboard IMO. I had them come up with a CUC for my BC29 and the crew was huge!! I never ordered from them and just built my own crew half the size.
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Did they custom make that crew for you? What size is your tank? Are you having issues with algae?

I feel they tend to go overboard IMO. I had them come up with a CUC for my BC29 and the crew was huge!! I never ordered from them and just built my own crew half the size.
Yeah usually they over do it a little too much. Forgetting what size your tank is. Ive always felt the nerites and ceriths to be pretty useless. I always see them on their backs and turbos or Astrea's take care of algae better in my opinion.
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Yes, they custom made that crew for me.I have a 90g and it's just about to finish cycling so as of now, haven't really seen any algae, bur again I don't have lights.

So what size crew would u guys recommend?
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I'm no professional but unless your having some serious algae issues you cut that by more then half. I'll try and find the old email of the CUC they built for me. It's almost like yours! lol.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:58 PM   #6
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So cut each of them by half? Should I add some turbos? Anything else I should add?

And another question, should I put any of the cuc in the fuge?
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I would not add all that at the beginning either. Either half or less than that IMO. If there was that much algea in the tank it would soon be eaten up and then alot of them would starve.
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So I should add half of what they told me or half of the half in the beginning?
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For that size tank I would just do half period. That size tank should never need that many. Many would starve to death.
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Should I add a couple turbos?
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