RSS Astraea Snails Make Short Work of Algae

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    This past year, I rediscovered how great an army of snails can be. At Tidal Gardens, we go pretty light on cleanup crews in general. For example, there really aren’t any hermit crabs to speak of in our systems. In 5,000 gallons of reef tanks, there may be only one or two hermit crabs. Most ... [Read More]

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    I havent had time to read the article as yet. Quick question though, would a large CUC increase the bioload drastically? Therefore the increase of nutrients?
     
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    Technically it should not be a huge impact depending on your feeding routine. A troup of shrimp being fed a pinch of flakes should not kill your water quality but one shrimp being fed a hake fillet will definitely.
    What and how many clean up crew do you have and size tank?
     
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    I have 4 cleaner shrimp, 2 fire shrimp(don't clean much), many many snails and hermits I don't have a number as my nephew loves bringing them from rock pools when he visits and 4 sand sifting stars. Its a +- 900 litre.

    No fish for the last month as they have all been in QT as i had a small white spot incident.
     

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