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Old 07-14-2004, 05:35 AM   #1
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hermit shells

where is a good place to get empty hermit crab shells for dwarf hermits and how come 3 of my zebra dwarf hermits are so freakin big like 2 inches they are the kings of the hernit world in my tank lol
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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Old 07-14-2004, 10:55 AM   #2
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liveaquaria.com sells some empty shells, but I've read on different posts that the shells were small and pretty much a waste

You can get shells at Walmart or any craft store...just make sure that they are not painted or have that shiny clear coat on them....just boil them for a few minutes to kill any bacteria on them and you should be set hth
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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Like ClamKnuckle said, Walmart has bags of different size shells in the craft section.
They are dirt cheap- and the bags are sorted into small shell bags, medium shell bags, and large shell bags.
My hermits have lived in almost every shell I have added from my Walmart collection.
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Check at craft store like michales or I got so extra's at wal-mart in the arts and crafts department.
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Ebay - very cheap, good selection. Mine came very clean
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empty shells

iv ordered empty shells from liveaquaria.com twice now and have been very pleased. The hermits take to them right away. Plus, as a bonus there are usually a couple crabs tucked away in the "empty" shells.
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