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Old 03-19-2006, 12:19 PM   #1
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Hermits shedding all at once...?

Tank just completed it cycle last week. 29g with 40+ pounds lr and ls. Bought a clean up crew about a week ago, they have done a great job! Doing some serious eating.

Did a 25% water change after cycle and then another weekly PWC 25% day before yesteday. water has been stable and perfect and everyone looks super!

Anyhow I noticed I had about 5 molts all at once, maybe more. They are all happy and looking good, doing their job. Is it because they are growing so much from eating or the water changes or what. I never remember that many at once in my last tank.

Just curious what might trigger so many at once or just a spoof.

Kimberly in NE Florida
Cycle complete Early 2-06
29g reef
2 ph and 1 HOB =460 gph
130watt Orbit lighting system
50+lbs lr
1 blue green chromis, domino, blue devil
6 turbo snails
1 mantis GRRRR!
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Old 03-19-2006, 01:02 PM   #2
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My scarlets do that all the time. it's a good thing. that means they're eating and growing. Don't know why they seem to do it in unisin, however.
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