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Old 01-01-2012, 03:38 PM   #21
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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!
Great, what would I need to feed it? Cause I wouldn't think that there would be enough in a 3 gallon with probably no fish on there to miss food and such for it to live on. I don't think you can just drop an algae wafer like you can in fw. Haha
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Sweet!! But that wouldn't be too much LR in the tank would it? If that's even really possible:P
Not sure. I thought the rule was something like at least 1 lb per gallon, but I think you should add a little more than that to be safe. I would personally go with as much rock as I could fit, and would work well in the system. I wouldn't add so much where all that is in the tank is basically rock though.
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Great, what would I need to feed it? Cause I wouldn't think that there would be enough in a 3 gallon with probably no fish on there to miss food and such for it to live on. I don't think you can just drop an algae wafer like you can in fw. Haha
Mine eats flakes and frozen foods, like frozen kinds of shrimp (brine, mysis). They go crazy for frozen shrimp, lol, they are cannibals.
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Not sure. I thought the rule was something like at least 1 lb per gallon, but I think you should add a little more than that to be safe. I would personally go with as much rock as I could fit, and would work well in the system. I wouldn't add so much where all that is in the tank is basically rock though.
Yeah, that's my main concern, I don't want the whole tank to be rock, but I want a good amount. And obviously I'm going to buy all LR, no base.

If the general rule its 1lb per gallon, if I have 8lbs that should be plenty. Theoretically at least.
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Yep, just keep in mind the the 1 lb per gallon would be the absolute minimum of rock.
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Mine eats flakes and frozen foods, like frozen kinds of shrimp (brine, mysis). They go crazy for frozen shrimp, lol, they are cannibals.
Haha I've noticed that, all my other shrimp go absolutely nuts for frozen brine shrimp, and shrimp pellets, much more so than algae wafers.

Are fw tropical flakes fine to feed too? I have frozen brine shrimp, and bloodworms for my Bumble Bee Gobys.
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Yep, just keep in mind the the 1 lb per gallon would be the absolute minimum of rock.
Yeah, I have no problem doing 8, as long as it doesn't just look like a tank full of rocks..
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Yes i say 8lbs of live. I think that the 1lb/gallon rule is mostly for larger tanks. With somthing as small as a 3, youll need to double or triple the amount.

For your fire shrimp, ya i think frozen mysis should be good!
What types of flakes are generally good for sw fish red sea?

This will be a cool build, ill be following bro. Good luck!
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Yes i say 8lbs of live. I think that the 1lb/gallon rule is mostly for larger tanks. With somthing as small as a 3, youll need to double or triple the amount.

For your fire shrimp, ya i think frozen mysis should be good!
What types of flakes are generally good for sw fish red sea?

This will be a cool build, ill be following bro. Good luck!
Great to have more input! 8lbs it is!
I'll find some frozen mysis shrimp for it. I have plenty of time to gather things. Tank isn't even out of the box yet!
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Great to have more input! 8lbs it is!
I'll find some frozen mysis shrimp for it. I have plenty of time to gather things. Tank isn't even out of the box yet!
Lol, well your going quicker than i have been with my build at least! Slow and steady wins the race...i guess lol
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