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    Cuc. Best place to buy in bulk and what types?

    I would like to get everyones opinions on clean-up-crews. Mainly, the cheapest place to buy them and what types everyone is having proven luck with.

    Anything from start to snails to crabs etc. I have a lot of tanks so I will be buying a large crew. After everyones recommendations, we can talk to levi about setting up a group buy for us. I am sure I will be covering enough for the minimum on my own.

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    Man cleanupcrew.org was a great experience. They hooked it up pretty well as I received a few more snails and hermits than what I ordered. They were pretty good answering my emails and the questions I had within a day. The shipping was fast and packaged well also. I would definitely purchase there again if I ever need to go all out and but a new CUC.

    Lemme edit this for ignorance sake on my own part. Im sorry its reefcleaners.org. I am not doing very well today lol lot of crap going on at work haha

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    I think reefcleaners did a great job on our last group buy but I would like to see what kind of package a few other places can do for group buys. Reefcleaners is just snails and hermits where a good diversified clean up crew usually has starfish etc in it. Maybe a group buy at two places or something. The Florida dry rock for less than $2/lb with free shipping is from the same place Marco rock mines their rock. Its an awesome deal for dry rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    I think reefcleaners did a great job on our last group buy but I would like to see what kind of package a few other places can do for group buys. Reefcleaners is just snails and hermits where a good diversified clean up crew usually has starfish etc in it. Maybe a group buy at two places or something. The Florida dry rock for less than $2/lb with free shipping is from the same place Marco rock mines their rock. Its an awesome deal for dry rock.

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    thats where I got my rock. I have a nice sized piece left if you are interested lol

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    Certainly! I am probably going to order 50lb from Marco and from reefcleaners to see if there is any difference at all. I loved the Marco rock I bought a few years ago.

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    We get our cuc from Bush and have been really happy. I did price around and I couldn't find a better price. Cerith snails are awesome for moving in herds around the glass for algea. Had a bubble algea problem in one of the tanks and the emerald crabs ate it all within the week. All of it. There isn't a bubble left. We also have some pest aptaisia and had a really bad experience with peppermint shrimp from a different source (not just bad, horrible). Bush recommended a certain type of shrimp (I forget. Carribean, I think?) and since we were skeptical we put them in an isolated cube first and slowly introduced different types of corals. They eat the aptaisia and so far haven't touched the corals, so more of those little buggers are on the order list for us.

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    Ok. I just gave a list to bush for nerite, nassarius, margarita, redleg, blue leg, a few peopermint (no aptasia as of now, more for a precaution) and I have a few sand stars. No algae as of now. Can you guys think of anything else?

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    How's about some normal size cerith, turbos, red moon tequila snails

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    I hate turbo snails because when they fall I have flip them over or the die. They have to much meat to them and dont get eaten fast enough.

    I dont have a desire for the tiny cerith snails.

    Maybe a couple of red moon snails.

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    My Ceriths are an inch long. Not the dwarfs

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    Ok 20 ceriths dep on price

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    Cool. I will organize a massive cuc buy upon my return from stupidville on the 16th. You alone have a big enough order to place alone that everyone who's wanting anything will reap the benefits of stupid low pricing on this one. I'm thinking prices for most of your pieces down around the .55 and .60 range alone. More to follow on my cuc thread

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    Awesome. Let me know

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    BTW your fish ate two turbos already lol. The blue line tang was carrying around the meat attached to the protective shield and destroying it.

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    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    BTW your fish ate two turbos already lol. The blue line tang was carrying around the meat attached to the protective shield and destroying it.

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    Thats exactly why I dont want anymorw

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    A big cucumber or two is nice, especially if you don't want a sifter fish. A couple fromias clean up and add some nice color too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightStar View Post
    A big cucumber or two is nice, especially if you don't want a sifter fish. A couple fromias clean up and add some nice color too.
    I have an apple but never used a cucumber. Have to read up on them. If I remember they are pretty poisonous.

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    I thought apples were the ones that are toxic if they die.

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