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Old 02-21-2006, 06:02 PM   #1
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STOCKING MY TANK

ok im getting ready to fill up my 30 gal ben up for just over 2 months there is 30lb of ls and 35lb of lr my current stock list is

crabs
1 ELECTRIC BLUE HERMIT CRAB
2 SCARLET REEF HERMIT CRAB
2 EMERALD MITHRAX CRAB
7 DWARF BLUE LEG HERMIT CRAB

total 12

snails
1 BUBLE BEE SNAIL
10 ASTREA CONEHEAD SNAIL

total 11

shrimp
2 PEPPERMINT SHRIMP

fish
1 clown fish

and i was thinking of ordering from doc fosters to end up with

crabs
7 DWARF BLUE LEG HERMIT CRAB
3 dwarf zebra hermit crab
2 ELECTRIC BLUE HERMIT CRAB
2 EMERALD MITHRAX CRAB
2 SCARLET REEF HERMIT CRAB

total 16

shrimp
2 bumble bee shrimp
2 peppermint shrimp

total 4

snails
4 ASTREA CONEHEAD SNAIL
3 BUBLE BEE SNAIL
3 cerith snail
3 nassarius snail
1 red foot moon snail

total 14

fish
1 CLOWN FISH
1 PURPLE FIREFISH
1 un decided

so i was just lookin for any tips or conflicts or advice also feel free to recommend a 3rd fish

thanks
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Old 02-23-2006, 01:22 AM   #2
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i would think about upping the # of nassarius snails to maybe 5-10 as they primarily will take care of the sand bed. I don't know much about the emerald crabs you want but something is telling me that you may have territory issues with that many of those crabs in a 30. As far as a third fish remember the 1inch of fish / 5 gal rule of thumb. your tank would be 6 in (not including the tail). Not to say your tank couldn't handle it but IMO you may become a bit overstocked by adding a third fish to your order. HTH
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your on the mony with the crabs but thay only protect there cave (emerald crab) and thay just shove the hermits away ill bump up the nassarius snails to 6 and hold of on the 3rd fish

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