View Full Version : Clean up crew

06/26/2008, 01:15 AM
What clean up crew do you think is right for a 26 gallon tank?

I was thinking...

15 blue legged hermit crabs
15 snails (what type?)
2 peppermint shrimp
1 skunk cleaner shrimp
2 green emerald crabs
3 nassarius snails

Also, I will be getting about 50~60 lbs of live rock.


06/26/2008, 09:29 AM
First, that's a ton of rock for a 29 gallon tank. I usually go with about 1 lb to 1.5 lbs of rock per gallon. You have to leave yourself room for corals, and corals come with small pieces of rock, usually.

I'm not a fan of crabs. I have a 24 gallon nano, with no crabs in it. I have a mixture of nassarius, trochus, and margarita snails, and each target different areas.

Shrimp are fine, but don't expect them to do much. Most cleaner-type shrimp are just decorative.

06/26/2008, 10:17 AM
I think that that is a good clean up crew. It is quite a bit of rock though.

06/26/2008, 10:40 AM
wow...that's a lot of clean up crew...i have 4 nassirius snails and they do jus fine eating everything up...they don't really do much for the sand...maybe get some type of sand sifting fish...