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Old 02-01-2010, 07:50 PM   #31
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It's really appreciated Thincat! Gonna take it slow on the adds. Maybe 10 nassarius, 10 turbo, a cleaner shrimp, and 10 hermits. Want to add a Sixline Wrasse as well. Have room for 2 more fish, or 3 really small ones. Not adding any fish yet until after my snails have worked for about a month. lol

Oh, here is a new pic after I redid the rocks from catching the Pistol Shrimp. I might like it better now, but not sure.
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Change is good. Tank looks great. Keep up the good work and don't forget to "Enjoy!".
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:57 AM   #33
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Hermits crabs love to eat snails (at least in my experience). More snails and maybe the dwarf hermits. Scarlet hermits supposedly are better than blue legged.
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Declaring victory in 2 days eh? I think only time will tell. But I would ask this, if it is the pistol shrimp, why are we contemplating adding another known predator of snails, worms, shrimp.... A CBS.. If you do, you better feed him good and regular...

I wouldn't add the CBS period but if I was to add it I'd certainly add more snails first and see if what I think I solved is actually solved.. Snails are cheap to buy and ship.

IMO hermits are better cleaners than snails.. I willingly sacrifice some snails for my hermits.
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Sorry, but what does CBS stand for? I checked the acronyms but it's not listed there. Are you talking about the cleaner shrimp?
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:19 PM   #37
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I got this real bad feeling that the CUC deaths will not stop. I doubt it was your pistol killing that many snails and crabs. Nice video though. Never knew they could do that to knock out, but still don't think it's killing the CUC.

Hope I'm wrong. Good luck.
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LOL, yea it's definitely too early to tell, I have my list much smaller now. No more predator shrimp allowed. Debating some Scarlet hermits now, as Captain said they are good cleaners.

10 Nassarius Snails
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I only know of one person who declared "victory" to early and that's life. no one said it was 100%. I was just showing how the process works. Work with the known and then eliminate the unknown. If you don't explain the process, how is anyone going to learn. Lets not "kill the messanger"!!!!!
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I never heard of a cleaner clam either. I'd also cut those turbos in half.
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