how many cleaners?

8 posts

Discuss all topics related to saltwater / reef tanks.

Posts: 43
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:49 pm

how many cleaners?

by fishkeeper90

i have a 14 biocube sw reef and am starting to get some algae build up and i may need some more snails i have 2 small ones, how many more do i need?

Posts: 1077
Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:01 pm

by blueshoes2208

what kind of snails

Posts: 623
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:38 am

by puffedupseagull


Posts: 625
Joined: Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:37 pm

by mro2you2

Last edited by mro2you2 on Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Posts: 382
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:26 am

by jdak702

fishkeeper90, snails can "kind of" "help" control algae. They aren't gonna clean your tank. They probably will not even control a noticeable amount. mro2you2, what are you talking about?

Posts: 1695
Joined: Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:31 am

by gumbii

my 3x2x2' tank only has two hermit crabs... lol...

i have no nails other than stomella snails...

that is all...

Posts: 375
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:12 pm

by newbie916

I have about 10 hermits, 4 nass snails, 2 emeralds, 4 astrea snails, and a cleaner shrimp in my 24. I still have to clean the glass, but the rock and sand stays pretty clean. I also have a Koralia 1 and 2 for flow along with the return pump. Make sure you keep up on the water changes also. I change out 5 gallons a week to keep my water clean.

Posts: 625
Joined: Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:37 pm

by mro2you2

All I have for a clean up crew is about 7 bristles stars & a shielded limpet. I want a bunch of hermies though. :)

how many cleaners?

8 posts

Display posts from previous: Sort by: