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Old 05-18-2006, 12:27 AM   #1
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Levels are zero and an AWOL turbo snail

First some good news and then some more good news.

Ammonia, Nitrates, Nitrites and Phosphates are ZERO. Retested 3 times to make sure I wasn't crazy. ZERO!!! I've been more than dilligent with the water changes, maybe on the side of obsessive/compulsive. I've done at least 30 gallons a week in my 100 gal tank since I got my new ro/di unit about 5 weeks ago. The few small fish and small coral frags I have are thriving. The small corals (zenia colony, amphilia, cabbage leather and candy cane) are fully open and happy looking.

More good news, I bought a medium sized turbo snail last week for $8. The first day he ran around eating like crazy...then, I never saw him again until tonight. I assumed he was dead but he must've been hiding in the rocks for some reason. Tonight he was cruising around looking like, well, like a turbo snail.

I attribute this initial success to the sound advice from this board. Hooray for the internet. I've learned more here than I ever could have from books or hanging out in the LFS.
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Old 05-18-2006, 12:46 AM   #2
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Well turbo snails are more nocturnal with thier movements from what I have experienced. I cant believe you paid $8 for one though.....
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I cant believe you paid $8 for one though.....
I paid $12.99 at me LFS for 5 tiny hermit crabs!
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Old 05-18-2006, 01:52 PM   #4
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I didn't $8 was too bad bad for a golf ball sized crab. I have a bunch of tiny blue leg hermits I paid $1 each for.
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I enjoy listening to what the LFS guys have to say, and then reading about it here......It is so obvious that most of them are just trying to sell you something.

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