CUC Ratio

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    Slimkasey

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    Still trying to cycle my new tank, but is there a ratio to tank size to CUC?

    At present holding 4 Noss snails, 4 Blue leg hermit, and 1 emerald crab, all out of the old ten gallon, waiting to cycle before they hit this tank. Is this enough or do I want more?
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    Sorry, I forgot to add in a 2" depth of sand bed.
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    I don't hold with the so many per gallon on CUC.
    Instead of buying those pre-made bundles,I prefer to add the CUC a few at time.You want just enough of each that they can keep the tank clean but still have enough food to not starve.
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    +1 yote.
    The amount of snails and crabs recommended in those packs for a new tank always sounded insane to me. All I can think of is them starving....
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    variety is key in CUC......jus spread it out....dont get 20 mexican turbos and call it a done deal if u get my drift..its nice to hit EVERY snail type IMO....some eat some shyt you wouldnt exspect.....im still trying to find the right CUC
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