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I have 2 tanks that I'm working on doing a bit of a reboot on. Both tanks could use a refresh on cuc and inhabitants in general. I generally stick to snails and that's it, but I'm looking to add some diversity and interesting inverts to the tank this time.

Tank 1:
75g
Softy tank
2x clowns
1x yellow tang
1x yellow eye kole tang

Tank 2
25g AIO
Looking to turn in into an acan dominant tank
2x clowns
1x royal Gramma

Tank 1 is in the living room so everyone sees it and tank 2 is in my office so I stare at it all day.

I'm looking for some fun/interesting inverts ideas outside of my usual snails.
 

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I have a serpent starfish, tuxedo urchins, scarlet leg hermits, acropora crabs but still think these pinwheel snails are cool too.

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tank 1:
cleaner shrimp pair
pitho crabs (great bubble algae eaters)
money cowries
a scutus snail (if you can find one for sale)
fighting conch (Strombus Alatus)
porcelain crab
& the normal trochus and turbo snails

tank 2:
bumblebee shrimp pair
white spot anemone shrimp
red brittle sea star
filter feeding sea cucumbers
sexy anemone shrimp
& the normal trochus and turbo snails

i might have more recommendations later, this is what came to mind, all reef safe and should not fight with eachother.
 
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I have a serpent starfish, tuxedo urchins, scarlet leg hermits, acropora crabs but still think these pinwheel snails are cool too.

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That serpent starfish and pinwheel snail are pretty cool looking! Definitely adding those to the list!

I always seem to have issues with urchins. I tried one in the 75g and it ate a corner of algae on the back glass then died.
tank 1:
cleaner shrimp pair
pitho crabs (great bubble algae eaters)
money cowries
a scutus snail (if you can find one for sale)
fighting conch (Strombus Alatus)
porcelain crab
& the normal trochus and turbo snails

tank 2:
bumblebee shrimp pair
white spot anemone shrimp
red brittle sea star
filter feeding sea cucumbers
sexy anemone shrimp
& the normal trochus and turbo snails

i might have more recommendations later, this is what came to mind, all reef safe and should not fight with eachother.
Great suggestions. I've never seen a scutus snail before and I don't see any for sale in Canada.

I forgot to add, both tanks have an aptasia problem so if I can't find a good fish to take care of it, peppermint shrimp would be needed. Would they play well with that list?
I have two starfish and they are a blast to look at!
What kind of starfish? I thought they didn't do well in captivity.
 

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That serpent starfish and pinwheel snail are pretty cool looking! Definitely adding those to the list!

I always seem to have issues with urchins. I tried one in the 75g and it ate a corner of algae on the back glass then died.

Great suggestions. I've never seen a scutus snail before and I don't see any for sale in Canada.

I forgot to add, both tanks have an aptasia problem so if I can't find a good fish to take care of it, peppermint shrimp would be needed. Would they play well with that list?

What kind of starfish? I thought they didn't do well in captivity.
Starfish need very well established tanks. I've had my orange one about 3 years now too.
 

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Very cool. The bigger tank has been up and running for about 3 years. I don't feel like it could support a starfish though
They are difficult long term. Not really sure why mine has lasted so long. The serpent ones are easier and better for detritus
 

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That serpent starfish and pinwheel snail are pretty cool looking! Definitely adding those to the list!

I always seem to have issues with urchins. I tried one in the 75g and it ate a corner of algae on the back glass then died.

Great suggestions. I've never seen a scutus snail before and I don't see any for sale in Canada.

I forgot to add, both tanks have an aptasia problem so if I can't find a good fish to take care of it, peppermint shrimp would be needed. Would they play well with that list?

What kind of starfish? I thought they didn't do well in captivity.
Yes, peppermint shrimp will get along with them.
 

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