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Old 01-07-2013, 10:55 PM   #1
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Clean up crew!

I have a new 56 gallon fowlr that has just fully stabilized after cycling. All tests are showing 0 ppm. All I have in the tank is one tank raised ocellaris clown fish. I am now in the market for a clean up crew! Any suggestions?
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:40 AM   #2
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A conch, banded trochus snails, astrea snails, skunk cleaner shrimp, Nassarius snails, scarlet reef hermits. That's all I use, and they each serve their own purpose. Congrats on the new tank! Pics??
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Thanks for the help! I have 5 assorted snails and 5 scarlet reef hermit crabs now. They are really cleaning up my tank. Thank you!
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Thanks for the help! I have 5 assorted snails and 5 scarlet reef hermit crabs now. They are really cleaning up my tank. Thank you!
You're very welcome!! Post some pics when you get around to it! We love pics of tanks around here.
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By the way, just noticed this yesterday, should I be concerned? Green hair algea?

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By the way, just noticed this yesterday, should I be concerned? Green hair algea?
Yep hair algae. Too many nutrients in water. Cut back on feeding a little. How many hours are your lights on?
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I have cut back. I also dont run my lights too much. 8 hours tops.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:30 AM   #8
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I have cut back. I also dont run my lights too much. 8 hours tops.
8 hours sounds ok. If you've recently cut back, it might take a little while to see improvement. Also, the hermits and snails should help too.
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