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dcninja757
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PostSubject: my clean up crew   my clean up crew Icon_minitime1/28/2011, 1:39 am

55 gallon salt
currently has
fire shrimp, 3 turbo snails, 2 sally lightfoot crabs, green brittle serpent star

i want
peppermint shrimp
banded coral shrimp
2 emerald crabs
fighting conch
3-6 spiny star astraea snails
3 more turbo snails
possibly a pincushion urchin


ordering soon from liveaquaria.com

is that too many inverts for my tank?
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lifeisgood
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Location : Beaverton , MI
Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

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PostSubject: Re: my clean up crew   my clean up crew Icon_minitime1/28/2011, 3:49 am

Careful with the urchin . If you do not have enough Algae , it will stave to death. And if you have Purple Coraline algae on your live rocks , it will eat that also.
Just sayin'
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popebosephus
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Location : Midlothian, TX

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PostSubject: Re: my clean up crew   my clean up crew Icon_minitime1/28/2011, 8:10 am

My 29 CUC

100+ dwarf Cerith Snails
20+ red leg/blue leg hermit crabs
5 emerald crabs
1 sally lightfoot crab
4 peppermint shrimp
10-15 Nass. Snails
5-10 astrea snails
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J*Hawk*83
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Location : Fort Worth
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PostSubject: Re: my clean up crew   my clean up crew Icon_minitime1/28/2011, 8:56 am

I had to move my pink pin cushion to the predator tank because he kept picking my clam up and moving him around the tank. I wouldnt suggest him only because he will pick up frags, etc as a natural instinct. They are really cool though. And I personally stop buying blue legs after they kept killing each other and hi-jacking my snails. I bought over a 100, I know have 5 my clean up crew 196631 (and yes, plenty of shells laying around the tank). I just doubled up on my snails and put a tiger tailed cucumber in there as well
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popebosephus
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PostSubject: Re: my clean up crew   my clean up crew Icon_minitime1/28/2011, 9:03 am

you gotta get snails smaller than the hermits. LOL
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J*Hawk*83
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PostSubject: Re: my clean up crew   my clean up crew Icon_minitime1/28/2011, 9:10 am

I had all sizes of both. All sizes kept getting jacked. lol!

I forgot to mention, the pincushion LOVES picking up snails and crabs. You can see them trying to get off of the pincushion buy cant. Its pretty funny.
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PostSubject: Re: my clean up crew   my clean up crew Icon_minitime1/28/2011, 9:15 am

all i gots is
3 margarita snails
2 hermits and
and 2 baby asternia snails

pope thats a sick list for a 29
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popebosephus
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PostSubject: Re: my clean up crew   my clean up crew Icon_minitime1/28/2011, 9:20 am

yeah, but I don't have any noticeable GHA or Cyano on anything the CUC can get to. Stuff they can't get to ... cyano is a bloomin!
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PostSubject: Re: my clean up crew   my clean up crew Icon_minitime1/28/2011, 10:58 am

true!
your emerals dont touch the Bubble algea?
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popebosephus
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PostSubject: Re: my clean up crew   my clean up crew Icon_minitime1/28/2011, 10:59 am

They do, it's in recession. I just gotta patiently wait it out.
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dcninja757
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PostSubject: Re: my clean up crew   my clean up crew Icon_minitime1/28/2011, 12:04 pm

no urchin. does the rest look good? I'd get hermits but i'm afraid they'll steal my snail shells
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J*Hawk*83
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PostSubject: Re: my clean up crew   my clean up crew Icon_minitime1/28/2011, 12:14 pm

I wouldnt get the coral banded shrimp because it will eat any/all shrimp in the tank. They dont like competition. I would also add 2+ peppermints. They like groups and some will eat aiptasia. I have 4 remaining, out of my 8 that I have put in there. I always put a few extra in case of M.I.A's or deaths.
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PostSubject: Re: my clean up crew   my clean up crew Icon_minitime1/28/2011, 12:42 pm

reading liveaquaria.com description of the coral banded shrimp they are only aggressive to smaller species... have a big fire shrimp... u think he'd eat the peppermints?
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J*Hawk*83
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PostSubject: Re: my clean up crew   my clean up crew Icon_minitime1/28/2011, 12:45 pm

He would eat anything that looked like a shrimp. They are really aggressive towards other shrimp species as well as their own. I wouldnt take a chance, but if you want it, go for it. Every tank is different.
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wildbeanerz
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PostSubject: Re: my clean up crew   my clean up crew Icon_minitime1/28/2011, 2:48 pm

I don't have other shrimp in my setup but I do enjoy my coral banded shrimp. He is getting quite huge! Just molted again two days ago.
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