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Old 01-01-2012, 03:03 PM   #11
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a fire shrimp would be alright, a pistol shrimp also or harlquin stars are fine. most inverts should be fine
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You can usually use the standard HOB filter on a salt tank (that means you can use the carbon).

In my 34 gallon RedSea Max, I don't use carbon, I use filter pads to absorb the debris, and then the water goes through a protein skimmer.
Well I never use carbon in any of my fw tank, I don't think its necessary unless I'm trying to remove meds or something. I'm guessing its the same in sw. I'm only going to have a HOB and live rock for filtration, so live rock is bio filtration and HOB is for debris and such, not relying on it for bio right?
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a fire shrimp would be alright, a pistol shrimp also or harlquin stars are fine. most inverts should be fine
Okay then a fire shrimp is definitely on the list, I love those things!
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Well I never use carbon in any of my fw tank, I don't think its necessary unless I'm trying to remove meds or something. I'm guessing its the same in sw. I'm only going to have a HOB and live rock for filtration, so live rock is bio filtration and HOB is for debris and such, not relying on it for bio right?
Sounds good. Just make sure there is enough live rock for a strong biological filtration.
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Sounds good. Just make sure there is enough live rock for a strong biological filtration.
Well do you think that 8lbs would be enough?
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Okay then a fire shrimp is definitely on the list, I love those things!
I really like Fire Shrimp too. I currently have one on my 34g.

Here is a picture of him with some of my other shrimp.
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Yep, I think 8lbs is enough LR.
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I really like Fire Shrimp too. I currently have one on my 34g.

Here is a picture of him with some of my other shrimp.
So cool!! have you had any problems with it? Are they fairly easy to keep?
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So cool!! have you had any problems with it? Are they fairly easy to keep?
Nope, no problems so far , and they are easy to keep. They will eat practically anything since they are scavengers. This one is actually out and about a good amount of time too!
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Yep, I think 8lbs is enough LR.
Sweet!! But that wouldn't be too much LR in the tank would it? If that's even really possible:P
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