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  1. C.c

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    How many snails/hermit crabs do I need in a 40g reef tank? So far I have about 10. Also a cleaner shrimp and a soon coming pistol shrimp.
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    I have a 55g with the following inhabitants in it: 2 clownfish 1 pink sea urchin 1 longspine black urchin (it was on a piece of liverock) 1 cleaner wrasse 1 blue damselfish Cleanup Crew of hermits and Snails Arrow Crab Scooter Blenny I recently purchased a cleanup crew of 4 snails and 4 hermit...
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    I have a 55 gallon salt water tank (no corals but I'm wanting to get some in the future). I got a powder blue tang about a month ago and I noticed he had ich a few weeks ago. I freaked out a bit not wanting to lose a $60 fish and got some copper treatment to get rid of the ich. Unfortunately I...
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    I wanted to get your opinions- I'm thinking about what I want to put in my 45 gallon when it's ready. My LFS offers this package for $44.95 and they recommend one package per 20 gallons. I think I would start with one, I know I'm new but that just seems like an awful lot of crabs and stuff. This...
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    Hello everyone, I am new to this hobby and have been doing a great deal of research over the last month. During that research I discovered and signed up for this forum. I must say, the wealth of information here is astonishing and I have since stopped using any other location for research. I...
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    Ok so i am in the process of setting up a 125 gallon RR FOWLR tank. For the most part it will house the "cast of nemo" within compatibility restrictions. I am running a 55 gallon sump with no chambers or baffles. It will drain into a filter sock then be pumped back up to tank. Now. My 2...
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    Nassarius snails, trochus snails I have a 75 gallon tank with apx 80lbs LR that has just finished cycling. I started by adding 6 nassarius snails, 6 trochus snails, 1 Mexican turbo, and a scarlet hermit. I'm going to be taking my time with stocking this tank. I wanted to know if since this is a...
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    Ok so I have been cycling the tank for a little over 3 weeks now and have a HUGE algae bloom had brown to start then went to a red algae and now its green everywhere my rocks everything the tank looks super cloudy. I have been testing daily and my aminona spiked up high so did Nitrites and then...
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    I was at my local aquarium shop and I asked if I could put some crabs, shrimp, etc. into a brand new tank. No fish, just bacteria added to the substrate, nothing really for a cleanup crew to munch on. They said yes so I bought a bunch of critters and some frozen brine to give them something to...
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    So I need some more help here. I have really high phosphates, and I have done two 25% water changes and still cannot get it below 160ppm. I just had a hair algae outbreak and I was looking to buy a cleanup crew to help get rid of some of the detritus and now the algae. But here is my question...
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    Keep getting awesome advice from you guys so I figured I'd ask more because I want to know everything I can. As far as cleanup crew goes what do you use? My idea was a few snails, some peppermint shrimp to take care of any aiptasia I have. I see one tiny one so far. Thats all I have. I've...
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    Hi all i am setting up my reef tank and i am using red sea reef mature pro kit.. this makes tanks ready in 21 days ... anyway i am on day 10 which is time to add the cleaning crew in. i went to my local stockist and he sold me 3 snails and 2 hermit crabs ... do i need more or is this enough for...
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    Hi, Just wondering, has anyone got any opinions/experiences on what is the best CUC for a 20 gallon with 20 lbs of live rock. I haven't started any yet just planning ahead. Thanks :)
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    From the beginning of my project i didn't want to use snails or hermits as my primary deffence againts algaes and detritus because they die all the time and a constant amount of money is spent replensihing your stocks of cuc and your tank cleanliness varies a lot from month to month . And i...
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    Hi All, I could use a little quick advice on the following: Today is nearly my 3rd week into cycling my tank and just checked parameters and both Ammonia and Nitrites are now reading zero. yay! The one huge issue I have now is that I'm going on vacation for 10days this Thursday. I was going...
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    I have a 20 gallon long nano that is almost a month and a half old and I am noticing hair algae starting to grow from the two pieces of live rock that I bought to seed my dry rock. In no other places am I seeing it. It is about a 1/4 inch long and is in patches smaller than a dime... I added 2...
  17. Reef Fish
    Hello, I am a newbie as far as building a saltwater tank. I have a 37 gallon tank with a Penn Plax Cascade 1000 filter, inline heater set to 78 degrees, and a protein skimmer. I have about 40 lbs sand (20 of it is live sand) and about 10 lbs of live rock (I will be adding at least 30 more...
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    Since having my tank up and running for the last 6 months, I have only had 3 fish. Unfortunately my 6 line wrasse got bullied by my clown fish, and my two clown fish ended up fighting to the death. Now I have only had the one clown fish for the past few weeks and noticed that my detritus on...
  19. Reef Fish
    I'm about to start cycling my 37 gallon tank (30x23x12)with a 20 gallon sump and I've got a decent idea of what I'd like to stock it with but I'd like to make sure I'm not going over board. Any suggestions and remarks appreciated! Fish: 1 Dwarf Flame Angel (I know it's a little small of a...
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    OK Guys! Reading way too many variables on how to stock your cleanup crew, can I get some opinions on this,,,, 180 gal, currently cycling, will have all types of corals. Rule of thumb is showing 1 snail & crab per gallon but this sounds like overkill to me, lord knows I don't need to spend any...
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