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Old 01-05-2013, 09:48 AM   #1
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I have some plant material growing on and completely covering my gsp. I bought an emerald crab munch the stuff down. That one disappeaed 24 hours later. a few days later i bought a second one seemed fine in the tank and left for work, back home th

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at one is missing also! I even lifted up the lr and nothing... No shells, no nadda.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:15 AM   #2
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Emerald crabs are excellent hiders. Mine will disappear for days at a time..
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Same my would hide to but they really don't hide you need really good eyes to spot them. They can blend into rocks so make sure you double check!
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Ugh well that stinks...i meed something to eat this down. any other suggestions i can get to take cate of the situation? It has to be small though :/
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Lil brat just popped out and went back into hiding gaaaaaa!!! Eat the greens lol
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Are there any other solutions to this excessive plant issue?

I have taken to lifting the piece out if the tank, pulling off as much as I can lately; this seems to be a weekly event at best! eeks; prolly not good for the gsp but I can't imagine it being smothered by green plants is good for it either
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if you're running a sump you could put in some macro algae or maybe even try setting up a turf scrubber, plenty of bids on YouTube, that way the algae in the sump sucks up all the nutrients therefore starving out the algae in the tank, personally I like the idea of growing algae to control algae also helps reduce nitrates in your water, I may have one running by the end of the week if I can find the time
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My sump is enroute. Along with my protein skimmer. i then plan to move all to my 54g corner tank which i have been cycling using a magnum h.o.t. Filter interim.

So do i then put the gsp colony in the sump?
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On a positive note... I just saw both emerald crabs manuevering about at the same time!!...sadly NOT anywhere near where I want them to be tho gah
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Turbos work real well to keep algae in control and the sump algae scrubber is awesome I took one rock the one with the most algae(hair) and stuck it on sump the bought 3 turbos for display tank and my tank has never looked better!!! Highly recommend this route
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