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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Outside of hermit crabs and snails, anyone have any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chort55 View Post
    I like my urchin, but they will move poorly attatched frags, and even some fairly well attatched ones..... I have one hermit crab, hes pretty cool but not for everyone. A good mix of snails is big tho, I have a couple turbos, about 15-20 astrea snails, a few of another type that I cant think of right now (I think cerith but not sure, Ill check later), and a nassarius snail.

    Well put, i would add a serpent star or brittle star.

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    i really wanna get some limpets and chitons. i also really enjoy having my blue royal urchin around, he helps with so much algae and have had him for at least a year and a half now.

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    I'm liking brittle star idea
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    I love my orange serpent. He is always reach out of someplace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    I'm liking brittle star idea
    Stick with the serpents- the ones with smooth arms, and stay away from any green ones, just to be sure.

    Couldnt pay me to toss a brittle in my tank- just in case. Ya never know....

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    IMO buying most clean up crew animals = throwing money away. Don't get me wrong I've had trochus snails that lived for many years and did a wonderful job at eating algae. The problem is when they finally died their replacements only lasted a few months (as well as their replacements). I have had similar experiences with most other CUC members I've tried.

    Now, my CUC is mainly hitchhiker species that reproduce (and subsequently maintain a balanced population with their food source). Currently it's made up of mostly stomatella snails, mini brittle stars, bristle worms, and astrina stars. The traditional CUC members I still have are a Scopas tang, 2 money cowries, and a "super tonga" nassarius snail. I certainly still need to clean my glass and perform other maintenance tasks, but at least I'm not continually spending only to end up with more empty CUC shells.

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    I hear you Tom. I was just looking for a lil something extra to help out during my extra frozen feedings. I wanna stay on top of any extra nutrients.
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    What about a cucumber? I have a huge one in the main and a medium in the frag tank!
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    I don't have the algae to sustain a cucumber
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