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Old 09-23-2008, 10:03 AM   #11
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I have three small fighting conches in my 65/20 system, and they are like lawnmowers.

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Old 09-23-2008, 11:49 AM   #12
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I have turbos, astreas, and cerith snails in my tank for a while now. The turbos and ceriths are pretty active, the astreas not so much. The ceriths also really dig in the sand alot and helped eliminate any algae and diatoms I had growing in the substrate. WIth 30 lbs of sand, defianantly consider ceriths or narsissus snails.

I also have a couple of emerald crabs and DWARF hermits that eat like mad. I was warned about buying the larger Scarlet/Electric/Etc. hermits, but these dwarfs are pretty much full size and very small. THey seem to get in ANY crevice.

I recently put in 2 peppermint shrimp to hopefully clear some hard to reach aiptasia but I hardly ever see those guys. I hope they are doing something in there

On another note, I wasn't sure they had enough to eat so I added a couple small pieces of dried seaweed to be sure. Next day I had an algae and diatom outbreak start so be careful feeding your cleaners. Aparently I had plenty for them without adding the seaweed.

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Old 09-23-2008, 12:50 PM   #13
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Well I can crank the lights up as much as I can for like 48 hours straight before I add the snails/hermits - this should hopefully at least start the algae growing a bit. The live rock will seed it. I suppose snails/hermits are ok for three days without food?

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