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    Jun 2005

    Cleaning Crew

    Hi i have got a 20 gallon and it is time for a cleaning crew i was just wouldering if someone could tell what to get and how many.It would also be helpful if you could tell me stores in the HRM the carry the critters.
    Thanks Liam
    My tanks 5,6,10,20,33 and 50 gallons.

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    Jan 2005
    For 20 gallons, you'd be okay with 4 hermit crabs and 6 snails, for now. In the HRM, Pets Unlimited is a ok for inverts but you'll get better selection and advice from Aqua Creations on Quinpool Rd. in Halifax. There's a rumour of someone running an 'underground' salt water fish shop in Downtown Dartmouth but I suspect it's an urban myth.

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    Senior Member StephG's Avatar
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    In my 10 Gallon (with 10 gallon sump) I've got
    10 Blue legged hermits crabs
    5 astrea snails
    10 nasarius snails
    4 cerith snails
    1 emerald crab

    I also have other critters that I don't consider part of my cleanup crew

    1 Cleaner shrimp
    1 porcelain crab

    In my opinion more is better when it comes to cleanup crew. Don't be afraid to be generous in this area as they are the ones who will keep the tank healthy ... along with proper maintenance of course.


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    Senior Member frederick's Avatar
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    How many fish do you have in that tank Steph?
    180g AGA inwall W/ 2 overflows W/ 205g sump 20g fuge, 77g W/ 30g sump 12g fuge w/mag 9.5 pump.

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