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post #1 of 10 Old 01-02-2010, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Clean up crew for 36 gallon?

This is my first saltwater tank. It is going to be a reef. I know next to nothing about how much CUC I should get. What would you recommend?
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-03-2010, 01:51 AM
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This is my cleanup crew in my 30 gallon
15 Astraea Snails
12 Nassarius Snails
3 Peppermint Shrimp
1 Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
6 Hermit Crabs


-=+8 Gallon Planted+=-
Fauna:
1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

Flora:
Dwarf Sagittaria
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendti
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias minima
Water Primrose
Pogostemon Yatabeanus
Limnophila sp. 'mini'
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-03-2010, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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I may have to do a 30 gallon instead of a 36 gallon. Camry, is it just me, or is that a bit too much? I asked this on another forum and it was as follows:
15 nassarius/ceriths (mix)
4 astrea
3 hermits
is this not enough?
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-04-2010, 10:28 AM
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I like critters always crawling so I always add more than I should.


-=+8 Gallon Planted+=-
Fauna:
1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

Flora:
Dwarf Sagittaria
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendti
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias minima
Water Primrose
Pogostemon Yatabeanus
Limnophila sp. 'mini'
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post #5 of 10 Old 01-04-2010, 09:22 PM
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only problem with a large amount is if they run out of crap/algae to eat, they may starve to death
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-05-2010, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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I like critters always crawling so I always add more than I should.
I have to say that I like little critters too . So if I have more cuc, than I would just have to feed them additionally when they appear to run out of food, correct?
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-05-2010, 07:11 PM
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I have to say that I like little critters too . So if I have more cuc, than I would just have to feed them additionally when they appear to run out of food, correct?
Correct. This works for crabs, but in my experience snails tend to starve to death if overcrowded. Which is why people always complain of having Turbo snails fall off the glass and having to flip them over.
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-05-2010, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Are there any interesting crabs that I could keep in this tank? Ones that don't hurt other inverts, corals or fish?
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-06-2010, 08:53 PM
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Are there any interesting crabs that I could keep in this tank? Ones that don't hurt other inverts, corals or fish?
No crab is entirely safe as they can become opportunistic feeders. I have an emerald green crab currently in my tank which is real fun to watch (have a pic of him in my aquarium log).
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post #10 of 10 Old 01-15-2010, 02:01 PM
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I feed algae wafers at times. once a week -- I do have too many snails, most likely I think the snails may have gone, since I had to swap tanks due to a leak -- new tank is leak free, though now I need to add more water T_T
more mixin for meh


-=+8 Gallon Planted+=-
Fauna:
1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

Flora:
Dwarf Sagittaria
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendti
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias minima
Water Primrose
Pogostemon Yatabeanus
Limnophila sp. 'mini'
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