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Suitable CUC stock?

phildavies21

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Im after opinions on how much and what i should stock for a 200 litre tank CUC wise. I enquired about snails and was told that roughly 1 snail to 1 gallon. is this true coz id need like 43 snails? Anyway heres what ive stocked so far.

1 Fire shrimp
2 Red hermits
3 Turbo snails

Next week I was thinking of adding

1 boxer shrimp
1 cleaner shrimp

And any opinions on what I should get and In what quantities I should have would be very appreciated.
 

Ged

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I would add some more hermits possibly maybe another 5 or so.

Bumblebee snails, ceriths, nassarius are all good clean up crew for detritus.
 

phildavies21

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Ged said:
I would add some more hermits possibly maybe another 5 or so.

Bumblebee snails, ceriths, nassarius are all good clean up crew for detritus.


And what ammount of bumblebee, ceriths and nassarius should i get for a tank that size?
 

Ged

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Possibly about 5 of each I would have thought. They all do different jobs in the tank.
 

naibrand

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When i had my boxer i was told not to add with cleaners as they can become naughty over time, my boxer would also sometimes have a go at my hermits
 

Reefcubeboy

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Yep boxers will be rough on smaller shrimp species....blue leg or carribean boxers, being a lot smaller , could be a safer option, though still risky...
I wouldn't add any more turbo snails unless you have any nuisance algae problems or else they could slowly starve
 

phildavies21

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ok heres what i think im going to go for just let me know what you think. This lot will be stocked slowly over the next couple of months nice and slowly.

1 x fire shrimp
1 x peppermint shrimp
2 x cleaner shrimps
1 x blue linkea sea star
1 x tiger tail cucumber
2 x red scarlet hermits
3 x blue knuckled hermits
10 x ceriths
10 x nassauris
5 x bumblebee snails

Thanks.
 

phildavies21

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phillipo46 said:
ok heres what i think im going to go for just let me know what you think. This lot will be stocked slowly over the next couple of months nice and slowly.

1 x fire shrimp
1 x peppermint shrimp
2 x cleaner shrimps
1 x blue linkea sea star
1 x tiger tail cucumber
2 x red scarlet hermits
3 x blue knuckled hermits
10 x ceriths
10 x nassauris
5 x bumblebee snails

sorry minus the cucumber! dont want it now!

Thanks.
 

Kev

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All looks good except for the Blue Linkea. This star fish needs very very good water quality. I would miss this one for now and add later when your reef tank is much more mature and stable.
 

Clearwater

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Looks like plenty for 200L

may be better to add some each week
if there are no fish, may not be enough food to start with
depends on the LR
 
Hi thats list looks fine to me but from my experience blue knuckles can get very aggresive when they get to a bit bigger size i had 100 come in a few months back and struggled to house them all as they did not get on in a 3ft system it was carnage i had to dot them around all my tanks and then thy still picked on other crabs in the tank with them.

I would stick to scarlets,micros,halloweens and algae hermits as they all tend to be less aggressive towards other tank mates but all hermits will scrap over shells if you dont put a few emptys in there for them to grow in to.
 

Marine Life UK

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blue linker wants a established tank ideally like 6mths maybe a year.
Some Cucumbers can be an issue if they die not sure about that one though.
peppermints do better for eating aips in groups maybe 2 or three ideally, youll probably never see them either.
 

Javahart

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1 x fire shrimp [001_smile.gif]
1 x peppermint shrimp [001_smile.gif]
2 x cleaner shrimps [001_smile.gif]
1 x blue linkea sea star [sad.gif]
2 x red scarlet hermits [001_smile.gif]
3 x blue knuckled hermits [sad.gif]
10 x ceriths [001_smile.gif] but start with 5
10 x nassauris [001_smile.gif] but start with 5
5 x bumblebee snails [001_smile.gif]
 

phildavies21

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Javahart said:
1 x fire shrimp [001_smile.gif] (Stocked)
1 x peppermint shrimp [001_smile.gif] (Stocked But Believes It May Be Dead As I Havn't Seen It)
2 x cleaner shrimps [001_smile.gif] (Stocked)
1 x blue linkea sea star [sad.gif] (Decided Against)
2 x red scarlet hermits [001_smile.gif] (Stocked 5)
3 x blue knuckled hermits [sad.gif] (Decided Against)
10 x ceriths [001_smile.gif] but start with 5 (Not Stocked Yet)
10 x nassauris [001_smile.gif] but start with 5 (Not Stocked Yet)
5 x bumblebee snails [001_smile.gif]
(Not Stocked Yet)
 
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