Hello all, I'm waiting for my Nitrites to settle down as my LR cycles. It's been over a week even though it feels more like a month!! I'm getting the standard brown diatomic algae growing practically all over the place now (No lights are currently running yet) and I was hoping to get some diatomic algae eaters as a natural controling agent. Which I'll add once the tank finishes cycling. I just want to be prepared and ready to go. I've heard that the Astrea Tectum and A. Caelata snails are good choices. Long lived and hearty compared to the typical Turbo or Nerita snails. Is this true or does anyone have any other opinions? The Certhium Litteratum snail was also suggested from literature, but I don't know what to look for in regards to a common name. Can anyone point me in the right direction or have any more information on this snail? As for the other algaes that are sure to appear, I intend to add the appropriate natural consumers as the algae grows. So far, it's diatomic algae. Thank you, Justin 240 FOWLR PS: I am open to starfish eventually. Any forseen conflicts with the snail algae cleaning crew and starfish?