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spencelee10 06-09-2011 01:16 AM

I'm about to start the set up of my 15 gallon tall tank. I believe I have everything in order. Just need to get a little extra money to get 15 lbs of live rock from Marco's rocks and an api test kit. So my question is do I need a CUC for my set up since it will be a fowlr set up until I can afford a decent t-5 fixture (looking at the fishneedit 2ft 2 bulb fixture. Any other suggestions would b appreciated tho. I only plan on keeping softies and lps)?

mr_X 06-09-2011 06:57 PM

you don't need a cleanup crew, no matter what type of system you run. if you like crabs and snails, add a few, but only because you like to watch them and want the diversity.

spencelee10 06-09-2011 07:19 PM

Will they reduce my need to vacuum the sand with a gravel vac when doinge pwc's?

mr_X 06-09-2011 07:31 PM

no. they won't. what size are the sand granules? you might not need to vacuum them at all.
if you have enough flow in the tank to keep detritus suspended until your mechanical filtration can remove it, you should be ok providing the grains are not too large.

spencelee10 06-09-2011 07:33 PM

Uhm I'd say about sugar sized.

mr_X 06-09-2011 07:34 PM

then i wouldn't vacuum it ever.

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