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DomG
08-19-2014, 04:56 PM
Ok Gang I have a new 90 gallon on the go ill be stocking it soon, obviously i wont need a clean up crew right away but I should start planning this out.

1 Lawnmower Blenny (M 2"-3")
8 Astrea Snails
8 Nassarius Snails
1 Emerald Crab
10 Red Leg Hermit Crabs
1 Electric Blue Hermit Crab
Cleaner shrimp ?

I hear crabs are bad but if you keep them fed they are fine, Thoughts?

Reefer Rob
08-19-2014, 05:08 PM
I tried red leg hermit (or was it scarlet) crabs once. Cannibalistic little bastards!

hackerberry
08-19-2014, 05:09 PM
Turban snails and Cerith snails are good addition.

DomG
08-19-2014, 05:12 PM
Ok so that's one strike for crabs

I will google the Turban snails and Cerith snails

SoloSK71
08-20-2014, 04:09 AM
As long as your tank is not too clean red leg hermits are fine.

Charles

ronau
08-20-2014, 04:52 AM
I can supply you with the Astrea snails if you're interested.

DomG
08-20-2014, 05:00 AM
Sure that would be great, I assume I should just have fish for a while then add the clean up crew later so they actually have something to eat

ronau
08-20-2014, 05:01 AM
Sure that would be great, I assume I should just have fish for a while then add the clean up crew later so they actually have something to eat

That depends if you start getting algae during your cycle.

DomG
08-20-2014, 05:02 AM
Basically if the algae comes then bring on the snails.

pinkreef
08-20-2014, 06:00 PM
I would go for scarlet hermits (yellow eye stalks) cerith snails and nasarius snails (spelling?) the scarlets stay small and work all the time and dont fight
the nasarius snail are a must as they eat detritus in the sand bed. if you are going bare bottom dont get them :idea:

DomG
08-20-2014, 06:19 PM
Thanks pink reef, a crab that doesnt grow would be nice then it wont go after the snails shells

thmh
08-22-2014, 03:06 PM
I would skip the crabs because crabs will try and kill the snails for food and their awesome shells IMO snails are more valuable !! If you're just starting up I'll definitely get a wide variety of snails and add them slowly or else they will starve to death.

DomG
08-22-2014, 05:37 PM
Ya looks like they could be trouble if they do not get fed well. Ill do the snails for sure and just run with that.

Thanks everyone!

So other than ocellaris clown fish what are some good fish to start off with?

I want colors! haha

SoloSK71
08-22-2014, 05:51 PM
Everyone has their own preferences. I like Blue Chromis, they are hardy, cheap and school nicely, just make sure they are all close to the same size.

Charles

DomG
08-23-2014, 08:39 PM
Thanks I will check them out! Well I think I'll go get a couple fish today or tomorrow and get this tank started.

DomG
08-27-2014, 05:14 PM
Ok so tank is started and the rock is now starting to turn brown and i see a little algae on the glass, time for snails! I called around and i havent found any shops with the snails i want, what are my options here? Mail order snails?

thmh
08-27-2014, 06:11 PM
We have cerith ,Astraea and emerald crabs in stock :)

DomG
08-27-2014, 06:14 PM
Where are you located?

thmh
08-27-2014, 06:21 PM
Toronto :) I can ship them to you or you can get a group buy started and save on shipping fees

Www.madjellycorals.com

DomG
08-27-2014, 06:25 PM
Good to know! Looks like i can get them local but ill keep you in mind for corals! I want lps so Torches and frogspawn and maybe a hammer.

indreamx
08-28-2014, 12:01 AM
Looking for clean up crew as well for 40 gallon tank. Snail is fine. From vancouver

DomG
07-27-2015, 06:34 PM
If your in Van hot up J&L Aquatics