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Old 01-29-2014, 05:32 PM   #41
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Its much better! The sand Will be great. A royal gramma basslet would do ok, just get a baby for sure. Small fishes only please

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Yup!

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2-3 turbo snails
2-3 hermit crabs
1 neon or hectors goby
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:33 PM   #42
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If I were you as a beginner, I would not keep anything smaller than a 30 gallon aquarium. Larger aquariums are easier to keep stable.
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:59 PM   #43
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He is starting to understand that, but he will upgrade the tank size, this is temporary

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Oh okay I was just checking
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:07 PM   #45
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Ok well do you plan to cycle your tank? And turbo snails can go in, I think two would be fine, one even. You can even get a small nassarius or cerith snail to dig into the SAND. I love my nassarius snails <3. Get a few dwarf hermits too , like 3. And a cleaner shrimp or peppermint shrimp.
@bribo12 true. I try planting my tanks (for mandarin purposes) but they wont need it.
Turbo snails are waaaay too big for a 5 gallon tank.

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Your CuC (Cleanup Crew) can look like this
1-2x Turbo Snail
1-2x Nassarius Snail
3-4x Dwarf Red Tip Hermit Crab
1x Cleaner Shrimp
Optional (in addition to those ^)
1x Emerald Crab

Replacements: Instead of Mexican Turbo Snails you can get (same amount of ):
Margarita Snail
Astraea Turbo Snail
Banded Trochus Snail
Nerite Snail
Turban Snail or
Zebra Turbo Snail
Instead of 1-2 Nassarius, you can get:
1x Super Tongan Nassarius Snail
1-2x Cerith Snail
Instead of 1 Cleaner Shrimp, you can get (same amount of):
Peppermint Shimps
(maybe) Fire Shrimp or
1-2x Sexy Anemone Shrimp
The shrimp suggestions are all fine. However: The turban, trochus, and turbo snails are all very poor snails for an aquarium like that. The turbans and trochus tend to die in droves when put in standard reef aquariums. They just aren't suited to the temperatures we keep them at. The turbo snails are far too large and will starve in a tank that size.

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Get a royal gramma Basslet!
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Royal gramma is far too large for a 5 gallon tank. They need a 30 minimum.
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Yup!

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2-3 turbo snails
2-3 hermit crabs
1 neon or hectors goby
Switch out the turbo snails for Astrea and you will probably be okay. It's not an ideal tank size to keep any fish in at all but if you insist on having one then one of those two would be your best choice.
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Turbo snails are waaaay too big for a 5 gallon tank.



The shrimp suggestions are all fine. However: The turban, trochus, and turbo snails are all very poor snails for an aquarium like that. The turbans and trochus tend to die in droves when put in standard reef aquariums. They just aren't suited to the temperatures we keep them at. The turbo snails are far too large and will starve in a tank that size.



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Royal gramma is far too large for a 5 gallon tank. They need a 30 minimum.
As to the turbos algae clips would do fine, i use those. And as to the gramma it is temporary and i said a small one, long term no way, but this is for a couple of months. Just make sure to get the smallest neon goby you can find

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Switch out the turbo snails for Astrea and you will probably be okay. It's not an ideal tank size to keep any fish in at all but if you insist on having one then one of those two would be your best choice.
I agree those snails would be fine. These inhabitants are only temporary.

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From what I understand most gobies stay quite small. One would be sufficient for a few months but then you will have to upgrade to a 10 gallon or more.
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I agree those snails would be fine. These inhabitants are only temporary.

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"Temporary" That's the word you keep saying. But from my experience here on the forums "temporary" all too often becomes eventually and then from there turns into never. Stock for the tanks you have not the tanks you want.
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