Getting the "Ick" out
Well, I just lost the last fish in my tank to ick, and am now beginning the 8 week "fishless" cycle to hopefully kill this cursed parasite.
Is there anything I can keep in the tank in the meantime, so I can have some activity to admire? I was thinking of a shrimp or two, but without any fish, will they be OK? I currently a clean-up crew consisting of some turbo snails and hermits. Is there anything else I can keep that won't require the bio activity of a fish to survive? (Side question: should I worry about the snails and crabs starving?) Adding corals are out of the picture, as my lighting isn't powerful enough.
If it helps, the live rock and live sand in my tank is over a month old (added already cured to my existing tank, which has been up for over 2 years).