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Old 02-21-2007, 05:45 PM   #11
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That sounds like a good idea. So I can pretty much just get algae sheets at the LFS? That guy pretty much grazes 24/7. I used to have a pretty decent amount of caulerpa and he devoured all of it in one night.
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My LFS sells a bunch of different algae sheets. I use Ocean Nutrition algae sheets. Either green or brown. The crab should find it and stay close as long as you always have some in there. Then as your tank ages and you get some more growth you can stop using the sheets. Good luck
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Cool...thanks for the tips. I'll probably pick some up tonight. I also might increase my light cycle to encourage a little more algae growth.
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Your LFS, Petsmart or petco. They should all have some.
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Old 02-22-2007, 03:45 PM   #15
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Thanks guys...the algae mat/seaweed definitely kept the emerald busy last night. He didn't move away from it until he had eaten all of it although he left quite a pile of "waste" there when he was done...I guess they don't take long to process the food they eat!
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its good to hear that it worked. I wouldn't be concerned about the waste that he leaves behind, its probably no more than he leaves normally. Its just because he is hanging out in one spot while eating the algae sheet. Nassarius snails are pretty good at getting rid of waste of all kinds so maybe u can pick up a few of those if you dont have any already.
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