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Old 09-17-2006, 01:59 PM   #51
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Yeah, the like to hide. He's probably fine, just hiding.
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Old 09-17-2006, 03:11 PM   #52
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Some shrimp will hide for a few days. He may have molted, that makes them very shy, somtimes.
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Old 09-17-2006, 04:43 PM   #53
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How often do shrimp molt? The other snails seem to be doing well. The Turbos are so big that I was worried they would knock over the rock pile. Last night both of them climbed to the very top and nothing moved so I feel better.

But do you all think that maybe 2 Turbos is to many? Just thinking that because they are so big I wouldn't want one not to get enough food. How many do other people keep?

As far as fish I am hoping to add my first next weekend. I want 2 O Clowns, 1 six line wrasse, and eventually Sailfin Blenny. Does this sound ok for a 30? How about the wrasse in a new tank? I also am going to add the rest of my cleanup crew slowly.

Then I plan to wait a few weeks and maybe add my first soft coral IF everything goes ok....We will see.
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Shrimp tend to molt about every 3-4 weeks when first introduced into a tank. Of course that could vary, depending on water levels, and calcium in the tank. After that, they generally molt maybe once a month. But again, this varies on the tank and probably some other things. This has been my experience, and I have read some others, had the same thing happen.
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My shrimp came out about 20 minutes after I put the acintics on so I know he is fine. What happens when they molt as far as the old shell?

What about the fish list? Will my plan be ok? I don't even know what to feed them when I get them? I really want the wrasse and the O Clowns. What else does the Wrasse eat besides the natural food in my tank?

What about the turbos? 2 will get enough food?

And as far as other snails, I want to have snails that eat different algae. So far I have 2 Turbo's, 2 Margarita's, 2 bumble bee's, and 1 hitchiker limphet. I also have 2 small hitchiker snails that I am yet to identify. What other kinds should I get as well as stars? From what I have been told, I may stay away from hermits even though I love the way they look.


This has been so interesting so far, I absolutely love it. I really appreciate all your help and I am glad people are following the thread.
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What happens when they molt as far as the old shell?
It will become food for your critters. Just leave the molt in there, unless you want to keep it....
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They are scavangers, they will eat anything that sinks to the bottom.
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They can eaat forzen or flake foods as well.
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They should be ok.
I have nassis and cerith snails, and bumble bees, that sometimes eat the other snails.
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Thanks for the answers as always. So 2 O Clowns, 1 Six Line, cleaners, and eventually a Sailfin Blenny is not to many fish for a 30 gal?

How many weeks do you all think is best before I can add my first hardy coral. I would like to add some Zoos, Mushrooms, or a ricordia? Any others good for beginners?
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RO/DI Sump

1. I am considering investing in two more items this weekend. Does anybody a recommend a good RO/DI unit that I will not have to plumb? Does it connect to the sink? I live in a studio so I only have a kitchen and bathroom sink.

2. Also for a sump. Being my first saltwater tank, I do not feel to confident building one. Is there anywhere I can order a pre-made one that is good? My tank is not drilled either. Any opinions?



Anything else I need or that is a good idea that anybody recommends? I am going to by QT equip. as well. I also want to buy a soft coral soon. Should I be getting a calcium and phosphate test for all my future corals?
Somebody told me that I should be looking into a calcium reactor? I don't even know what that does?


Any foods I can order that are good to keep on hand?


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