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Old 03-22-2010, 04:01 AM   #21
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Yea, I use to love looking at all the creatures in my sand. It is totally amazing!
So where can I get me some sand critters?
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:48 AM   #22
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If you added LR then some of the animals will migrate to your sand and they will multiply. you can also order ministars and snails just google sandsifters and see what comes up.
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:19 AM   #23
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If you added LR then some of the animals will migrate to your sand and they will multiply.
Thats what happened for me. Dry sand and LR. Now it's full of wormy things. Can't find a one inch square area without 2-3. They are better than any hermit. Probably why I don't have a CUC yet too. :P
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I dont think my tank has anything. Ive had my live rocks in for 9 months now and the sand looks like a waste land. Maybe I ought to go buy a live rock from my LFS in hopes of seeding the tank?

Will starfish eat detritus? Aside from detritus, I have very little else to eat in the tank. (I guess this is why all my nessarius snails died off after about a month).

I feed very little to the tank. (A pinch once every other day). Each fish gets a couple tiny pellets each and the cleaner shrimp catches what falls to the bottom. The pom pom crab sometimes gets lucky too. Should I be feeding more? Do pom pom crabs eat detritus?

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Yeah, as long as the fish eat the food immediately you should feed a little more. If you can get some chaeto algae that would really seed your tank with critters. These came in with my macro algae:
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Yeah, as long as the fish eat the food immediately you should feed a little more. If you can get some chaeto algae that would really seed your tank with critters. These came in with my macro algae:
I used to have some of those things, but they arent around anymore. I assume they died. :-(
I guess I ought to be feeding my tank a little more for the other critters. Would it be worth adding some copepods (from a dealer)? I used to have some, but my fish ate them. (Two clowns and a sixline wrasse).
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What are your water parameters now?
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Nice Zoas TC.
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Nice Zoas TC.
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Hello,
I will have to get a new test kit as mine look to have expired...:-(

I went to the LFS today and got some micro brittle stars to help shake things up. I felt so bad watching the guy shake coral colonies until one finally popped out. Took a lot of work! I decided to get a mushroom colony while I was at it since they are all a flat price of $26.99. It is a nice rock with about 10 red shrooms on it. As a bonus, MORE micro brittle stars jumped off and were running around in the bag!!! Yay!!! (Now I feel much more bad having that guy hunt down one for me). As more added bonus, TWO hermits popped out, some kind of sand clam thing, and some mysid shrimp!

Great deal, no?
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