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Old 09-10-2004, 07:24 PM   #11
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lol ok...

Is it vital to get 2 of the wafers out? What will they do to my tank if they stay in?
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Nitrates and phosphates will go through the roof.
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But 2 in wont cause a problem?
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The hermits are messy eaters.. a lot of the wafers is going to end up just floating away and dissolving into the water, so the more you put in the more pollution you'll get... if possible you only want one in there.
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Well I've got 2 out and they've nearly eaten all of the other 2 :P

I'll test my nitrates/phosphates in a couple of days.

Waterchange on Tues anyway so shouldn't be a problem.
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Yep, you should be fine... just don't add anymore for the next few days.
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No worries! Cheers :P

I'll add one at a time twice a week, think that's fair?

Out of interest, do you think you'll be starting your QT anytime soon?
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You know... it's never occured to me to try to feed the hermits. They seem to do just fine scavenging leftovers.
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I have no leftovers!
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I have no leftovers!
Actually you usually will if you have fish that are being fed regularly. Even if you don't see the food fall to the substrate some will make it. If the fish do consume everything they will in turn feed the crabs once they're done with it.
Detritus is a food source to many critters in the tank including the crustaceans.

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