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Old 11/23/2007, 02:53 PM
walkerbrody walkerbrody is offline
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My new 110 setup. What clean up crew? lots of pics

This is my 110 x-high. It is 2 months old. I have 2 400w 20k mh. 20gal fuge, 10gal sump, Octopus nw-150 skimmer, 2 sureflow maxi-mods on chavet timer, auto top of with diy kalk reactor, and psudo-automatic water change system. So what do yall think? Any questions/comments are appriciated. My photography skills are terrable.

What would you sugest for a clean up crew? I have 10-15 snails and 10-15 hermits (leftovers from 29)?

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160lbs live rock
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Old 11/23/2007, 04:27 PM
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I love your rock work.
As for CUC what are you traing to clean? do you have out breakes of anything in particular?
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Old 11/23/2007, 04:50 PM
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I have some green algae on the glass and on the sand no real problems. I'm just wondering what to use for long term sucess.
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Old 11/23/2007, 04:58 PM
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3 or 4 Nassarius will mop up leftover food on the sand very quickly and turn it over a bit. Ceriths are slow but thorough cleaners and won't fall over to their deaths like Astreas (which are otherwise good as well). If you go with just ceriths I'd try 10-20 to start. Hermit crabs can be entertaining to watch, but they will probably kill a snail every once in a while (you can provide excess shells to try and prevent this) and can knock over loose coral frags. Peppermint shrimp are also interesting for variety but can steal food from LPS corals. I use a little bit of all of the above
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Old 11/23/2007, 05:00 PM
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I would say add some top snails (10 or so) and some red leg hermits (10 or so) and go from there. A lot of times new tanks will have algae and stuff that older tanks don't have. So add a few snails and a few hermits and see if they do well. People often add tons of snails and such in the beginning to control the new tank algae and then they die because they starve due to better water quality and less algae as the tank matures.
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Old 11/23/2007, 05:14 PM
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Thanks for the help so far. From what i've read so far I might should see what the few crabs and snails I have now will do and give it a few more months.
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Old 11/23/2007, 05:51 PM
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Looking really nice how do you like the 400 watters? Mex turbo's work really good for the green hair but are like a bulldozer!! How do you like the ATO and how do you use the DIY kalk? Just got mine going and use a maxi 400 to stir stirring for 10 min every 6 hrs. Do you think too much/not enough?
Tank looks great
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Old 11/23/2007, 06:18 PM
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I have my kalk reactor set up to stir twice a day for 5 minutes with a mj900 then settle for 1.5 hours till my float switch for my aqualifter pump turns on again. The aqualifter pumps from my ro container into the lower part of my kalk reactor. It seems to work well so far.
I like the 400w lights. The tank is 30" deep so I thought 400 would be the best route. Heat is a problem though, I use alot of fans.
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