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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Looking to add a clean up crew to my 75 gallon tank before the fish go in. Help me figure out how much of what I should get and from where. Thank
  2. General Reef Discussion
    So I ordered a clean up crew the other day from reef cleaners, and received the package a couple days ago now. Tonight when i got home from work I noticed something on the rocks, that I have never seen before. I am wondering if it has something to do with the CUC i ordered.The small circles on...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    My system is a several years old. Sand bed was change out about a year ago I have noticed my clean up crew seems to be down to only a hand full of snails, a scarlet crab and cleaner shrimp. Is it time to restock? It is a 72 gal bow with a 30 gal refuge.
  4. General Reef Discussion
    so my enitre Store bought CUC has died off... couldnt figure out what was killing them ... didnt justify spending more money to buy more to have them die... SO my question is.... how are my parameters better than they were when i had a CUC? should i just stick with the tank how i have it without...
  5. Crustaceans
    what would be a good number of hermits in a 38 gallon for clean up??? i already have 2.. I was thinking a few more.
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hey All, I think my tank has finally finished it's cycle, nitrite finally and rapidly dropped to zero, nitrate is on its way down as well, I have supplemented it to the correct levels of dKH, Ca2+ and Mg As you can see from the photo there is allot allot of algae Mostly green, with hair algae...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    What would be the best way to clean up the extra pellet food that my clowns don't get before it hits the sand, my first guess was an extra couple of the small blue reef hermit crabs?
  8. Crustaceans
    Hi All. Was going to ask for help in ID-ing this little chap (1st pic) but he turns out to be calcinus morgani. He was already in the reef tank when I got it. Apparently he's been in there about 2 years. He's a busy guy, and AFAIK he hasn't been at all destructive to the soft corals. As my...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    hi guys i just came back from the grocery store and their was a couple their buys crabs for their fish tank so i asked the couple if that was ok to do that and if their is alot of die off he said no that he has been buying his snails from the grocery store for years he said it beats paying 2-4$...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    My protien skimmer is in my sump in a cabinet. The collection cup is extremly difficult to remove with the space alloted not to mention almost impossible to remove without spilling a little into the sump water. I have a Tom Aquatics dosing pump for my overflow, i was thinking i could purchase...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Got the last of the rock in the 90 today. Looks good haven't set a design yet. Well into the cycle now. Was curious starting to get a brown algae bloom. At what point should I being to add my clean up crew and any ideas where to get the best deal. It's 90 up 45 gallon sump. Not sure how much I...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    https://www.bluezooaquatics.com/productDetail.asp?did=2&pid=1621&cid=313 does this seem like overkill for a 30 long? Its really a bit more than I wanted but it was hard to find all that I wanted from one place and the free shipping carries a lot of weight with me! ;)
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hey y'all Posting once again. About to add two small Damsel into my tank. My nitrites, nitrates, Ph, and ammonia levels are all in range. I'm adding them as "Canary Fish," to make sure the tank is actually sustainable. My question is: what should I get in terms of a clean-up crew? I have a 90...
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