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Old 04-20-2009, 07:48 PM   #1
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turbos dying

hi I have a 75g. that i cycled for 3 weeks before I added a clean up crew of hermit crabs and 5 turbo snails. Now everything was fine for 1 month with this crew, also added a fourline wrasse a coral beauty and a purple lobster, But in the last few days 4 turbos died. did a water sample, came out perfect. The only thing chemicalwise that i added was phosban 2 weeks ago because of hair algae and now the tank is crystal clear with just coraline algae showing on the live rock. any explanations would be app. thanks
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How did you cycle? I'm a bit concerned when folks say they "let it cycle for x weeks". Method, not the time dictates whether the cycle was complete - or even done for that matter.
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I brought in a water sample at the fs and he said i was good to go with the clean up crew. I am taking this setup slowly on the advice of my aquarist hence not adding any fish for 6wks and only 2 since my tank was started.
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How did you cycle??
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did you make sure to turn the snails back over if they tipped over? I had a couple die from me coming home too late after they tipped over.
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4 line eat small snails as part of it's diet and are good jumpers so top needs to be covered
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