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Old 05-15-2006, 07:10 PM   #1
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what inverts would you include to keep a 33gal clean of algae?
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Old 05-15-2006, 07:42 PM   #2
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I'd add maybe 15 astrea snails, and 15 blue legged hermits. If they don't seem to be getting the job done, then add more as you go a few at a time.
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What about pistol or peppermint shrimp? I hear they go great with a yellow watchman. Would inverts add much to your bioload?
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No, inverts don't effect your bioload very much. Pistol shrimp and peppermint shrimp are great. I'd say one pistol and maybe a group of 3-5 peppermint shrimp would be good for cleaning up excess food.
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along with the 15 astrea and 15 hermits? so that's around 36 inverts, is that ok for a 33gal?
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Yes because they are preforming different function. The snails are gonna clean algae. The shrimp will clean up left over food. The hermits will do a bit of both.
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could I add a few dwarf red tip hermits in addition to all the others?
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