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Old 09-12-2010, 06:05 PM   #11
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:14 PM   #12
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Anytime! Good luck and get some pics posted of your tank so we can oooo and aaaah at it!!
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you don't need a cleanup crew. I've run large systems with very few or no snails for years without ill effects.
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you don't need a cleanup crew. I've run large systems with very few or no snails for years without ill effects.
I've said it a million times. There is not one right way of doing things. Mimic nature is what I go for and there are snails and hermits and shrimp all over a reef. To many a CUC is a preference I enjoy watching a hermit do a balancing act 10" from certain death, or see a snail work like mad to get to the top of a rock to fall off the other side. That being said, they do add a benefit to the system and help with diversity.
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but the fact of the matter is that when you add a piece of food to the tank, no matter what creature eats it, it's still in the tank. snails and crabs do not reduce nutrient levels. they don't "clean" anything. they just change it from fish poop to snail poop..lol.
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but the fact of the matter is that when you add a piece of food to the tank, no matter what creature eats it, it's still in the tank. snails and crabs do not reduce nutrient levels. they don't "clean" anything. they just change it from fish poop to snail poop..lol.
Nutrient reduction...hmmm fish poop to snail poop...

Anyway, I'm in favor of snails and a limited number of hermits in a SW system.
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