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Old 03-26-2003, 02:06 PM   #1
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Feather dusters

Hi all,
I'm thinking about adding some feather dusters to my 29 gallon tank. Are there any good websites (or advise) you can give me? I tend to research things to death before I go out and get them.
Here's what I have so far:
29 gallon with an Eclipse hood - one "marine-glo" light and one "power-glo" light
25 pounds of live rock
stupid crushed coral as substrate
Livestock (names)
One ocellaris clownfish (Rod)
1 brittle starfish (Van Gogh)
2 peppermint shrimp (Forrest and Bubba)
2 blue leg hermit crabs (Crabby and Spot)
I use to have 4 turbo snails - but someone ate them (I don't know who)
The tank is 9 months old and in May everyone will move to a new 165 gallon set up my boyfriend is frantically working on (no one is going in there until it is totally cycled - he's going to use a raw shrimp to cycle it).
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Michelle
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Old 03-26-2003, 02:25 PM   #2
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I love my featherdusters. They add nice movement to the tank and just look graceful. I am talking about the big hawaiian feather dusters, havent had any of the other types. Every now and then you can find them on sale for like 3/24.00,
which beats the heck out of 19.99 which is what I paid for my first one.
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Feather dusters are filter feeders and normally are quite hardy. They build there tube out of detrius found on live rock and substrate. I would place them on substrate for them to have the heathest tubes. From looking at you inhabitants they would make a great addition to your tank.
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Feather Dusters are great! I recommend them to anyone with a saltwater tank!

(I know I'm the most informative person on the planet. "Fish Good!")
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I've read some conflicting information on the internet. Do I have to feed them or just let them hang out in the tank?
What placement in the tank do they prefer? In quick moving water (by a powerhead) or not?
Thanks for the recommendations; I'm definately going to get some!
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I never have fed mine. They are filter feeders and can pick up enough food in the water to do good. They like medium flow.
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