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Old 04-11-2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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Need help with CUC and first fish

Hi I finally finished the cycle over a week ago in my 70 gal

I have 40 lbs of live sand ,
50-75 lbs of live rock .
And ready to add clean up crew and possibly a few fish .
I was thinking of adding a few clown fish ,
Possibly a yellow tank .
A few hermit crabs .
A few snails or a few cleaner shrimp .
What should I add ?
What should I wait on ?
Would all this be too much of a bio load ?
Thanks for your help ,
I'm open for suggestions
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:10 AM   #2
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Hi I finally finished the cycle over a week ago in my 70 gal

I have 40 lbs of live sand ,
50-75 lbs of live rock .
And ready to add clean up crew and possibly a few fish .
I was thinking of adding a few clown fish ,
Possibly a yellow tank .
A few hermit crabs .
A few snails or a few cleaner shrimp .
What should I add ?
What should I wait on ?
Would all this be too much of a bio load ?
Thanks for your help ,
I'm open for suggestions

I personally would hold off on the tang and put in TWO clown fish (not 'a few') clowns can be territorial so be careful with that. I would get some CUC and a couple of clowns you like, wait a couple of weeks and then get another fish that is compatible with your tank tank size. Don't add everything all at once.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:01 AM   #3
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dont put in too many for your cuc as some of them are meat eaters and need some type of food so i would get certain parts of your clean up crew but i would wait on any meat eaters till you get fish and a established feeding schedule or you will have alot of dead little creatures and you dont want that ime i hope this helps good luck
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I personally would hold off on the tang and put in TWO clown fish (not 'a few') clowns can be territorial so be careful with that. I would get some CUC and a couple of clowns you like, wait a couple of weeks and then get another fish that is compatible with your tank tank size. Don't add everything all at once.
The plan was a pair of clown fish ,
What would you suggest for a clean up crew ?
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:46 PM   #5
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What I did when I got mine was went to reefcleaners.org they have a form you email back to them and they give you recommendations on what to get based off of your set up. I mainly used it as a guide since some stuff seemed like over kill. As you get along with your tank you will be able to adjust to what you need to add and such in the future.
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In my 55 I have:

About 10 Astraea snails
I think about 5 ness snails
10 blue leg hermits
A sea serpent
Cleaner shrimp and fire shrimp

I had turbo snails to which are cool but they have all died..
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In my 55 I have:

About 10 Astraea snails
I think about 5 ness snails
10 blue leg hermits
A sea serpent
Cleaner shrimp and fire shrimp

I had turbo snails to which are cool but they have all died..
I have a 70 gal
Did you put all of these in at the start or over time ?
Does a clean up crew add to the bio load ?
I don't have anything in here except bristle worms that were in the rocks .
I still have a raw shrimp in there to maintain a ammonia source until I add fish.
I do have multiple white sponges growing on allot of the rocks .
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In my 55 I have:

About 10 Astraea snails
I think about 5 ness snails
10 blue leg hermits
A sea serpent
Cleaner shrimp and fire shrimp

I had turbo snails to which are cool but they have all died..
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