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Fishyname 06-22-2012 06:58 PM

What goes in the Aquaium first?
 
Picking up my new tank and rock after work (so stoked) what goes in first? Rock, sand, water?

Nu-Nu the eel 06-22-2012 06:59 PM

Yes! Rock-sand-water. Depending if you get live rock it will go water-rock-sand. Liverock and baserock would go baserock-water-sand-live rock :)

I can think of a few more if you want.., lol

Fishyname 06-22-2012 07:05 PM

Awesome thanks bro!

Fishyname 06-23-2012 12:53 AM

So now my next question would be who makes up a good cleaning crew?

crister13 06-23-2012 11:12 AM

Cucs aren't necessary. They do help a bit, but arent needed. Starfish (brittle stars NOT green brittles and serpent stars are good) snails, hermits, and IMO, conchs are very good. Also, I have heard that cucumbers can be awesome at cleaning sand. Nassarius snails , hermits, starfish for uneaten food, turbo or Astraea snails for algae. The conch or cucumber will help with detritus.

Fishyname 06-25-2012 12:46 PM

Awesome thanks!!!!

cobra2003rg 06-26-2012 01:37 PM

I have 10 Turbo snails 2 peppermint shrimp and I rose urchin and my tank is spotless from just them lol

Fishyname 06-28-2012 12:42 PM

I've heard the turbo snails tend to knock over rocks and stuff have you ever had this problem?

Flreefer 06-28-2012 01:23 PM

Yeah, the big Turbos will bulldoze any small stuff that isn't attached to the rock.


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