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Hello all iam awaiting delivery of my redsea max s400 and I want to know how big of a cuc I'd need and what you guys would recomend.
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Reply #1

I'd start with a variety of snails , then build on that over the following weeks with more snails , shrimps and hermits as your bio load increases , star fish should be added to reasonably mature tank so holding off atbleast 3 to 6 months before considering .

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Reply #2

What type of snails are best. Also what hermits.
It's a 400l set up

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Reply #3

I like trochus snails :)


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Reply #4

yep, trochus, astraea & cerith are all good. I'd wait until you have some visible algae though or they might starve.

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Reply #5

Bit late but for reference but here goes


Marine
Algae eaters:
Trochus, Cerith, money cowry snails,
Tuxedo, orange-spined & purple-tipped urchins,
Emerald crabs.
Sand scavengers:
Cerith, Nassarius, bumble bee, strawberry conch & fighting conch snails,
brittle stars (but not the green ones, which grow huge & eat fish).
Rocks & sand:
True blue leg hermits (too small to harm most snails) NOT electric blue-knuckled hermits which get too big & can kill snails.

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