CUC suggestions for my 55 gallon

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    Well I have a pepermint shrimp and a couple of hermit crabs that I bought at the local LFS.....Question is I want some snails and mabye a crab but need a good number, and KIND of each in a 55 gallon tank.......The LFS doesnt have a ton of anything But said he could order me what ever I needed.....Its a new tank mabye 2 months old and am starting to get green on my glass so I figured I would get some snails
    Can I add another pepermint or mabye another kind of shrimp???? just dont want to get to many and starve them
     
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    sweet Thanks this will make it easy
     
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    One suggestion though... he sells Limpets and I've never had luck with those surviving. I don't think any have survived in my tank. It might just be me, but I'd skip those. Get extra blue leg hermits, cerith snails or turbo snails instead.
     
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    Turbos are the SH!T!!! :bounce:
     
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    Nassarius Snails are really the SH!T!!! :bounce:
    And they don't knock over your corals!
     
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    Sucks I cant find them around me
     
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    AdeptMrSniffles I have a Blue Thumb

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    True, "coral bulldozing" is the only negative of turbo snails
     
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    in my 55 I currently have 1 pepp, 1 cleaner, 1 arrow crab I picked up from a dive, 2 red hermits, 3 turbos, somewhere around 12 blue legs (can't keep track of those little guys), 6 astrea, 2 star astrea, maybe 10 nass (mostly tongas with a few regular)

    its hard to keep track of all the little guys. My 55 has been up for a month or so now. I just added some cleaners last week after I saw some build up.
     
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    I also got 2 zebra hermits. One of which is bigger. He's my favorite crab.
     
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    well here is the sugestion from the cleanup lfs
    30 Dwarf Ceriths - small effective cleaners
    12 Nassarius
    12 Florida Ceriths
    9 Blue Legs
    11 Large Nerite
    what do ya think
     
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    AdeptMrSniffles I have a Blue Thumb

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    I thought Nerite snails were for freshwater????
     
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    I wouldnt add them all at once.Maybe go 1/4 of each,then add more if they cant keep up with the job.

    There actually found in the surf zones on rocky shore lines and brackish areas.
     
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