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Old 09-21-2004, 01:04 AM   #1
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Is this the best clean up crew or what??

Hey whats up yall I am currently curing my rock and cycling my tank and was wonder on what kind of clean up crew I should get for my 50 gallon tank, with 60lbs. of live rock. tell me how this sounds...

20 scarlett hermit crabs
10 bumble bee snails
1 queen conch
1 boxing crab
2 lettuce nudibranch
2 mated pair of coral banded shrimp

Is that good, feel free to alter it so that this is the best overall and best looking clean up crew. thanx a bunch

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Old 09-21-2004, 01:24 AM   #2
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I would go lighter on the crabs and heavier on the snails. 20 Hermits are IMO too many for that system.
Look into some Nassarius, Cerith and Turbo Snails ( the bumble bee are pretty, but limited in their clean up ability). These others are all an asset to any tank.
Nudi's are not necessary or desirable for a new tank. Chances are they would starve to death. They have very specialized diets.
CB shrimp are cool to look at, but a pair of Skunk cleaners would be better if you plan of having fish.
Please read through some posts about clean up crews on this site, much great info to be found.
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