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post #11 of 14 Old 12-16-2007, 05:47 PM
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I don't know of any brands for chillers, but they do cost quite a bit, and they only make a couple of degrees difference, iirc.

As for the power heads, I have a Hydor Koralia Nano in my tank and it's great. It has dispersed flow, which is great. I'd suggest buying a Koralia 2.

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post #12 of 14 Old 12-16-2007, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by SeaSerpant
I don't know what you mean chiller.
Its to cool down the temp if it get too high in your tank..
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post #13 of 14 Old 12-16-2007, 05:49 PM
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When you go to aquarium illusions they have a 10 gal SW display in the entrance. i would ask how they keep that alive.

55 Gallon Aquarium
1 Black Kuhli Loach
3 Black Skirt Tetras
4 Angelfish (3 Marble, 1 Gold)
1 Glass Fish
2 Blue Sunset Gourami
3 African Dwarf Frog
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post #14 of 14 Old 12-16-2007, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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I really dont like the idea of the pistol shrimp. I had thought of a skunk or peppermint shrimp which the pistol will definitely kill. I do like the idea of the blue legged crab and the snails.

Now on the topic of there any way to provide them with bigger shells once they outgrow theirs?

Also...if i have too many cleanup crew wont they eventually die off from lack of food?

With lets say 6 scarlet reef hermit crabs (Paguristes cadenati), 6-10 nassarius snails (Nassaurius vibex) and about 6 blue legged dwarf hermits (Clibanarius tricolor), would that be overdoing it with the cleanup crew if skunk shrimps (Lysmata amboinensis) are also present? I dont want to make the mistake of over stocking seeing I still need to add the coral and fishes.


That Hydor Koralia Pumps 2 sounds about right. So in essence once i have the heater, rock, sand and pump the only thing that might be missing is a thermometer and a hydrometer? Oh yeah the test kit as well:)
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