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Old 12-04-2011, 10:42 PM   #11
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You could make your own at the lfs or LA.
I'm not good at choosing how many snails, etc. I actually found a pack at liveaquaria for a 30 gallon. I think I'll go with that. And the closest lfs that has saltwater is an hour away. And they don't have all that much for snails and stuff.
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Cons: whenever I'd feed my LPS corals mysis shrimp, the hermit crabs would make their greatest attempts to rob the corals of their morsels.
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Pro: they're fun to watch and cleanup well.

Con: rob food from lps corals and close corals up temporarily. Kill snails sometimes. Can get stuck and die seldomly
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My hermits would kill snails for there shells all the time. I had spare shells, but they grew faster than expected. The remaining snails have doubled in size and i only got them in nov/dec to give you an idea how fast my hermits grew.
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:51 AM   #15
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How new/old or clean/dirty is your tank? A full CUC right from the start may be overkill, resulting in starved CUC. We just added snails & hermits as needed. Just kinda went by feel as it seemed the tank needed more or could support more.

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Old 05-19-2012, 02:43 PM   #16
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Hey guys, I posted this in December, and have since done more research. I've decided that I'm getting a few hermits. But thanks for your input.
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