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duganderson

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I got my first tank (yea!!!) which is a used stock 28 gallon JBJ Nano cube with about 25 lbs of live rock, powerhead, foam filter and natural filtration. It has 2 small fish. It has been set up and stable for over 1 year but I just moved it a few days ago.

 

My goal for this tank is a couple clowns and maybe one more fish, soft corals, and maybe a couple simple LPS and maybe a RBTA. Right now, the tank is bare bottom, but I will add sand soon. (by the way.....what kind of sand do you like too.....I'm planning to do 1/2 inch deep).

 

What do you recommend for a clean-up crew for this. Right now, there is quite a bit of green and red fuzzy algae on some of the rocks but others are fairly clean. I have three astrea snails right now but I could give these away if you had other recommendations.

 

I'm partial to cool looking and fun to watch clean up crew BUT I most importantly want a functional crew that will be appropriate for the goals of my tank. Please let me know if I need to wait to get sand for any of these now due to lack of sand. Please also specify how many of each if possible.

 

Thanks, Doug

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No matter what anyone says, I'm a firm believer in turbos in any tank 10 gallons or above. I had terrible algae and nothing would/ could keep up. Spent over 100 bucks for cuc in a 10 gallon tank before shipping and all my parameters were perfect. I just waited too long between the end of cycle and water change/ cuc and there was too much to handle. One turbo even ate more turf algae that all 5 fuzzy chitons. My advice is get whatever reefcleaners tells you to, plus 1-2 turbos.

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speak to John at reefcleaners who can guide you on the the size and variety needed for the CUC.

I have sand so I like nass snails, ceriths make the sand look littered but nothing beats their cleaning. I also swear by Nerite snails.

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No matter what anyone says, I'm a firm believer in turbos in any tank 10 gallons or above. I had terrible algae and nothing would/ could keep up. Spent over 100 bucks for cuc in a 10 gallon tank before shipping and all my parameters were perfect. I just waited too long between the end of cycle and water change/ cuc and there was too much to handle. One turbo even ate more turf algae that all 5 fuzzy chitons. My advice is get whatever reefcleaners tells you to, plus 1-2 turbos.

 

 

I agree on adding a turbo or two but the rest of the cuc is a must

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