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post #1 of 4 Old 10-16-2010, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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CUC questions!

My brand new 24 gallon nano cube is cycled (finally) and i have an idea for a CUC but just wondering if its good. so 3-5 Nassarius snails, 4-6 hermit crabs, and a cleaner shrimp of some short (any suggestions). planning on making this a reef tank.
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-16-2010, 11:55 PM
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remember nasarius are mainly carnivorous so wont help much on the algae....and as far as hermits there are a number out there...if its the smaller ones then just a few should do it 3-5...cleaner shrimps like lysmata??i like my peppermints ...natural aptasia control and prevention...skunks and fires are cool as well...

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post #3 of 4 Old 10-17-2010, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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i mainly wanted nassarius for sand stirring purposes so maybe just 2 of those? and yes the small hermits. and as for the shrimp im just not sure what the shrimp are for...for algae?
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-17-2010, 02:12 PM
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all the Lysmata species are excelent cleaners...the peppermint shrimp will stay relatively small and will helprevent and control aptasia a pest anemone...the skunk and fire shrimp will act as a cleaner of parasites to some fishes....the skunk more so ....all of these will help with the general cleaning of uneaten food and detritis...they vary in price dramaticaly...the peppermints being the cheapist and the fires being the spendy ones...i like them for being a reefer i always have peppermints on hand for new live rock and corals....they go through the cleaner gauntlet before the frag tank...

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