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Old 09-07-2012, 12:20 PM   #11
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I just bought a red brittle star fish from reefs2go for 10 bucks. Looks great and i see it all the time hiding under the rocks.
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Ditto on the reefs2go, good quality and cheap!

A year should be ok, as long as you don't overstock. What size tank, sorry if you already posted.
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IMO, a serpent star might be okay, but as said, you will only see him if he is desperate for food, otherwise he will be hidden. Same with sand sifting stars. It takes either a well established aquarium, or some pretty difficult feeding to keep them healthy. All the really colorful stars tend to be almost impossible to keep for long term for most people.
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Ditto on the reefs2go, good quality and cheap!

A year should be ok, as long as you don't overstock. What size tank, sorry if you already posted.
It is a 29 gallon.
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You maybe pushing it with any starfish, as they consume the microfarad in the sand bed. A 29 has a very small footprint. I have 2 small sand sifting stars in 180 and I am afraid they will starve. You might be able to do a small serpent or brittle. Not trying to be a Debbie downer, just a realist. Sorry.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:06 PM   #16
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You maybe pushing it with any starfish, as they consume the microfarad in the sand bed. A 29 has a very small footprint. I have 2 small sand sifting stars in 180 and I am afraid they will starve. You might be able to do a small serpent or brittle. Not trying to be a Debbie downer, just a realist. Sorry.
I appreciate the realist opinion, I don't want to kill anything. Plus my wife is the one who really wants a star so maybe I can use this as leverage for a second larger tank once I get the whole salt water thing down.
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You can also feed them scallops and clams I believe.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:37 PM   #18
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I have a sand sifting star in my 29 biocube. I have a deep sand bed though. Atleast four inches and deeper in other spots. But they are right 90% of the time he is never out. Then he will pop out of now where and be out for ten min then gone again. It's cool if you see it coming out cause it comes straight up and then looks like its hovering around.

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