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warren ohio
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how many snails or hermit crabs do i need for my 125. also which
kind of snails and hermits are the best to get
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The Muddy Mod
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Other than occasionally eating a snail, crabs are fine. I started with a dozen blue and a dozen red in my 90. I think I had about 175 snails of different types. Search the web for reef packages, but don't believe the "1 crab/gallon" philosophy
 

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I find small hermit crabs to be fine. I had some emerald crabs that were fine for awhile but once they got large they started eating my small fish. I would stay away from the emeralds if I were you.
 

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Stinky Slimey FEESH
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I have a 135-gallon reef and 2 large hermits, a dozen reef hermits (small with red legs), 4 Mexican turbo snails and 4 nassarius snails. Seems to work okay - I would start with a few snails/crabs and go from there, I don't think you need tons of them to keep your tank in good shape.

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