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Craig2051 is offline
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Clean up crew
04-13-2017, 12:28 PM
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When adding a cleanup crew is it recommended to add them all at once or slowly add snails/hermit crabs? I currently have a 75 gallon reef tank with two clownfish. I wanted to add the cleanup crew and was wondering if adding 50 at once was a bad idea? Only reason being is I plan on ordering them and it'll be cost-efficient to get all of them at once.
 
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04-13-2017, 03:12 PM
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Here's a pretty good video on the topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjXHq6oie6s&t=2s
 
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04-13-2017, 06:49 PM
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Get em from reef cleaners.org and get a package of around 40% of what they recommend. They come with or without hermits.
If you put too much in they will starve, hermits will start eating snails, and then you get a nutrient spike from the dead. Which is the opposite effect you're looking for when adding a cuc. They will multiply naturally to equal the demand
 
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04-14-2017, 07:46 AM
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Thanks for the advice guys! If it wasn't for you I would've overstocked my tank with a clean up crew. Ended up getting 4 snails and 4 hermit crabs to start and see how they do.
 

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