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Old 03-31-2011, 09:54 PM   #31
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I got inpatient so I took care of them myself I hope. there was one rock that had more of it than rock showing so i just threw that one away. The other two rocks I injected them with kalkwasser/water mixture. So now my 4 shrimo have nothing to do. lol

Whats with the molting? is that a good thing or bad?
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They have an exoskeleton, every so often they will shed their old skin when it gets to small, allowing them to develop a new skin to fill into and grow bigger.
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Hmm. So it was just a coincidence that the first day i got them one molted? I was worried it was my water or something
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Naw. You're fine. It's just part of them growing. It freaked my wife out when she woke up and my cbs had molted and the skin was floating around the tank.
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When you put the kalk on them make sure to have a thick mixture and put a big blob right in their mouth. Turn off all current as well and let the stuff sit on them for a few minutes, i usually left mine off for about 10 minutes. Do you have any pics of the new tank??
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Found you other thread and saw the pics. The tank looks nice, is that all the rock it came with??? the pic on ebay looked like it had a lot more nice rock pieces.
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I actually was doing a huge pwc so i figured since they were easy to get to I'd just do the deed. The one tried retracking but i got in there with the syringe. And if I missed him i still have my 4 peppermint shrimp.

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It only came with 30lbs. and 55 lbs of sand. o started moving my current LR into there today. Still have about 30 more lbs to go in
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Whats with the molting? is that a good thing or bad?
The molting is good. It means he's getting bigger, and I've read the bigger ones really go after aptasia. They have a hard exoskeleton that cannot strech like our skin. When it molts its new shell will be soft for a day or 2 and it will probably hide out until it gets harder. I had a cleaner that was found shortly after molting by an emerald crab, end of the line for him lol. I'm also battling aptasia using aptasia-x and I plan on getting 2 peps this weekend
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