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Old 09-25-2011, 12:17 AM   #1
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Pistol shrimp makig tank cloudy :(

My tiger pistol shrimp is quiet industrious ever since I placed him in my new tank and he is fun to watch.
I have a sugar sized deep Sand bed and due to him digging around my tank is cloudy most of the time. I washed the living **** out of that sand and never had an issue, but this little fella is making a mess. Is there anything I can do to help with the cloudiness? Already added activated carbon... Is it gonna lessen up once he is happy with the set up he built?
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:37 AM   #2
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Put some empty shells, small pieces of live rock all together, put the live rock sorta of a cave so he can dig under, put the shells around the pieces of live rock so he can use it n put it as a barrier
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:49 AM   #3
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I'll try that, spuds like a good idea
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definitely put him near a rock that he can burrow under initially and place little crushed corals around his entrance. Mine's been using them to stabilize his tunnel. But overall I think its definitely gonna calm down after a day or two
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definitely put him near a rock that he can burrow under initially and place little crushed corals around his entrance. Mine's been using them to stabilize his tunnel. But overall I think its definitely gonna calm down after a day or two
Well, he already is living with my Randall gobbie in/under a big life rock... It's "smocking" from all the holes though
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The shell idea worked great!! This morning I added some I could find in my 30g and placed then in from of their cave entrance... I bet when they woke up shrimp was like "WTF I clean and clean and then somebody dumps their trash here... Oh wait, it's nice trash" hahahaha
He is still digging around but the tank is less cloudy today

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awww they are SUCH a cute pair!!! what are their names?
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awww they are SUCH a cute pair!!! what are their names?
Thank you (: I could watch em for hours, they are so much fun together

Their names? Randall and Lone Ranger hahahaha didn't really pick decent names yet.
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Lol...well if it makes you feel any better my male bamboo shark is called Fluffy and the female Chumpy
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Lol...well if it makes you feel any better my male bamboo shark is called Fluffy and the female Chumpy
Awwwe, fluffy and chumpy, that's adorable!!!!
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